Lara’s wife Elise was tragically killed in February, leaving behind Lara and little Ivy and Skylar. Lara Ryan’s Facebook post about Elise went viral and was a strong and important message those in power that marriage equality is needed.
Same Love Photography, and the couples we have photographed, have put ourselves behind Lara and the marriage equality cause. Additionally, we have put our support behind Lara, Ivy and Skylar and their GoFundMe page.
“If our Mums could have been properly married in Australia they would have been, We’re a family, just like everybody else.” – Ivy and Skylar
“Marriage should have been the first step for Elise and I to begin building our life together, and indeed our ‘illegal’ commitment ceremony was, It began our life of home, owing, hard work, travel, pet parenting and at last parenting our two amazing, clever little girls.
We have created everything we wanted and we are proud and grateful for the happiness and the good that fills our days.
We know that Marriage Equality will happen in Australia, sometime very soon, When that day comes it will be so exciting for so many people, good people, who deserve to have the right to be married.
It would have been the final step for us to complete and secure our relationship and our gorgeous little family.
Unfortunately that day for us will now never come. These girls lost their Mumma in a pedestrian accident in February, I lost my Wife, my love, my every day.
#thisiswhy Australia. We can’t afford to wait a day longer.”
Tom & Anthony’s Same Sex Commitment Ceremony – Thistle Hill Guest House, Hunter Valley
April 20, 2016 / no comments
Have you and your partner decided to marry abroad in Europe, perhaps a beautiful vineyard in Tuscany or in the south of France? Are you also planning to stay in Europe and honeymoon in romantic Greece and then spend some long awaited time with friends and family in London?
If you’ve said yes to either of these questions and secured the perfect venue in mind then we would like to ask what do you do about a photographer? It goes without saying you’ll want stunning photographs to commemorate such a momentous occasion but where do you even start looking?
Do you go with a photographer recommended to you by the venue that you may only get to meet on the day? Are you finding it difficult to navigate the time difference or get your head around exchange rates? The cost of flying a photographer from Australia is simply not in the budget so what other choice is left?
Frank Farrugia is a dual citizen of both Australia and the EU, making it possible for him to spend months at a time in Europe. From 2017 he will be doing exactly this for the summer months of June, July and August with weddings already booked in Paris.
Here are just 5 reasons why we think you should book Frank from Same Love Photography for your European wedding in 2017:
- Complete and timely access to your photographer
You’ll want to be in contact with your photographer before, during and after your special event. Time differences between Australia and Europe can make communication difficult – have you ever tried to arrange a phone call between Sydney and Paris at an untimely hour? Have you waited at least a day for a vendor to reply to an important email because the other side of the world is still asleep? Using Frank means that you will be communicating with him in the same time zone before and after the wedding.
- Cost effective
- Packages are quoted in Australian dollars and no international bank transfer fees apply
- The cost of a major international flight doesn’t apply, only a small connecting flight within Europe should Frank be located in a neighbouring country.
- Photographer’s accommodation for the night of the wedding is included in the cost.
- Escape the Winter
Some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder and aren’t designed for winter. A European summer weddings means you can avoid the Australian winter and bask in the glorious sun on a beach in Malta. Destination weddings bring family together and the vibe is simply beautiful and relaxed. Why? Because everyone is on holidays….except for Frank, he is there to work.
- A fresh perspective on the European landscape
The excitement to discover locations and utilise local ones with a fresh perspective. Frank will conduct a location scout before the wedding day and know exactly where to capture your amazing wedding portraits.
- Opportunity to have engagement/portrait session in other parts of Europe
- Toying with two locations then why not do both? Arrange a pre or post wedding engagement shoot in Paris or Santorini and then have your wedding in Dubrovnik,
- Dream locations are for the most part a 1-2 hour flight away.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Frank Farrugia today and arrange a catch up with him at his studio in Leichhardt to discuss your European wedding.