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#worldsfirstselfiewedding

elopement, wedding photography,

What a whirlwind week! The release of our selfie wedding photos on the Today Show last Monday has sparked interest around the world and I am proud as punch of my hubby and his amazing photographic skill.

We just wanted a stress free wedding and could think of nothing better than to be high on a mountain in a beautiful part of the world.

The lovely journalists at the Today Show thought it was a fantastic story given that Adrian (my husband) took all the photos himself and while the researching and planning of how to do it and the practice was a lot of work, the fact is that we travel together to beautiful spots for adventure & photography quite often, as it’s what we love to do, so this was just another really meaningful adventure!

Here are a couple behind the scenes shots of filming with the delightful Aislin Kriukelis who was the consummate professional, while my knees were shaking and I swear I could hear the quiver in my voice – luckily they cut that part out!

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Here is a link to the story for those who haven’t seen it.

Then we received a call from ABC 612 Radio and next thing we know we are in the studio with the lovely Rebecca Levingston having a chat about why and how we did it. Wouldn’t be complete without a selfie!

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Here is a link to the interview.

And for those who may be interested in the technical details of the photography and how Adrian actually did what he did and the equipment he used, please see this post on the ABC Open website which tells all the intricate details.

As for me, I am just in awe of the way Adrian captured the amazing scenery, how he made me look good (certain angles and all that, it’s an art I tell you!), how he had all these ideas for different shots and what he wanted to capture, the colour in the flowers, sunlight through the forest, our joy on the day, all from in front of the camera instead of behind it!

So then we did a phone interview with the Daily Mail and that kind of spread like wildfire a little bit. See the article here.

And now we have found it has appeared on sites in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Greece, Turkey Indonesia and one of the ones we love is our story on The Stir/Cafe Moms where she has perfectly captured the vibe behind the whole thing.

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To see some of the photos of the day, head to www.adrianalfordphotography.com under the portraits tab.

While this attention is surprising and fun while it lasts, the best part is I have found the man of my dreams who loves me back (always helpful!) Who happens to have an amazing photographic talent and captured our wedding day in such a stunning way, that we will treasure forever. We plan to continue to travel together to beautiful parts of the world and just enjoy life, and if Adrian gets to photograph others’ portraits, family shots, product shots or more amazing landscapes along the way, then that will be the icing on the cake.

Love & fairy tales,

 

Kristy xxx

Aaaahhhh! Another gym cringe moment…

gym, training, weight loss, natural weight loss, diet, paleo

It gets me every time. I can’t stand it!!!

Every time I see something like this, all my own weight loss struggles, feelings of hardship, dread, exasperation, disappointment at trying all different things that never worked and just plain hopelessness come flooding back.

I just feel it. I feel for the person, I feel angry at society, I feel disdain for the fitness and weight loss industry who are preying on these people and I just feel frustrated that I can’t help more people faster!

This post covers some ground that I have previously covered but because I keep seeing it over and over, it makes me want to keep saying it over and over in a slightly different way, so that maybe people get it and stop all this unnecessary suffering. It’s driving me crazy. Continue reading