Having never photographed in snow before coupled with my love of a good road trip, I was definitely excited by Laura’s email that simply started with “it’s going to be a snow setting in a small country town.”
Yep. Done. I’ll pack the car now.
“This is my home” was the second thing Laura told me. Home for Laura was the stunning Kiewa Valley (Kiewa meaning ‘sweet water’) nestled just below Falls Creek. This was where Laura had spent her childhood and despite now living in Queensland, Laura would return to the Kiewa Valley, to her friends and family, to marry Josh in the same Memorial Hall where so many of her family members had they themselves been married in over the years.
There was also something so wonderful about Laura + Josh’s fathers, who after the ceremony, piled us all into a convoy of 4WD’s and drove us up the mountain, while telling us the history of the area and stories of their children. It was the flowers, those super fun bridesmaids dresses, the snow and the ice cold breeze. It was their friends that kept making sure we had been fed. It truly made for a wonderful day and an amazing excuse for a road trip.
Love Katie xo