Frances and Andrew are a beautiful Aussie couple… he a hard working farmer (with lots of machinery), and she a well respected primary school teacher.
St Paul’s in Henty is where the rings were swapped and the deal done. A spot where all the guests stick to the trees (like flies on s**t) as the sun is somehow 300% more intense than anything outside a 100m radius of the church. A great metaphor for the families who make a crust in one of the harshest climates on the planet. Hard people with warm hearts.
Being welcomed with a firm hand or warm hug by people I have worked for or around over the years is one of the things I enjoy most – usually accompanied by a “Pete! How are ya mate?”. I think it happened 20 times on this great day – It makes me smile just to think of it – and to see the changes in the lives of those great people.
Frances and Andrew have a warm inviting nature and lovely innocence that only comes from a sound upbringing and respect for others. A generational respect….real class – not from ‘new money’ or tat is forced. This is a thread you can follow through their parents, immediate and extended families, colleagues and mates.
I can’t wait till the next chance I have to catch up with this great bunch of Aussies – hopefully again out on the stunning land that you’ll see in a few of these shots.