I’ve know Angela since I was 9 years old. We went to primary school together up on the Sunshine Coast. We lost touch since leaving school, bumping into each other every now and then. One of those run-ins happened only a few months ago, and Angela informed me that she was getting married. Well, after my congratulations I aptly reminded Angela that I was a wedding photographer and inquired whether she had one booked yet. There was a tentative plan to use a friend who was a photographer, but it wasn’t something she had really given much thought.
I sent her my details and didn’t hear back from her. It so happened that we serendipitously ran into each other for the second time in so many years, and I asked whether she had received my email. She said she hadn’t so I sent it again. Then I did finally hear from her and this is what she wrote -
“I love your work Luke!!! It’s truly incredible!!… I just showed Oj some of your photos and we’ve decided we must stretch the already blown budget and simply must have you! I’m so glad we ran into each other today!!!… I just realised I’m using a lot of exclamation marks. I guess I’m pretty excited!!!”
I am a big believer of serendipity. I’m thanking the stars for that second run-in. I’m sure Ange & OJ are as well. I think this was one of those weddings where everything just fell into place so magically.
Maybe that was Angela’s plan all along?
Astrud Gilberto - “Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)”