3 years ago today, we left our homeland South Africa for the safety and unspoken promise of a beautiful life in Cyprus. A new journey in our book of life.
We had to make a tough decision to leave our comfortable life in SA and start completely over in Cyprus. At our age? This was our first thought too! But after careful consideration and planning we decided to take the chance. As the Nike slogan goes “Just do it”! And we did! Our hopes and fears were sent up with a little prayer and we asked God for guidance and strength through it all.
Today to this day is the day we landed in Cyprus in 2011. Hearts filled with excitement, anxiousness and curious of the unknown. One thing was for sure. We have arrived and we are here to stay.
The last 3 years have been an amazing journey. Lots of ups, lots of downs. A lot of happy moments and a few sad ones too. We had to give it 110% every day to break into a market which is probably the most competitive on the island. With over 5000 weddings per year on our small island it’s one hell of a serious business.
We reached out to a few people on our journey to become established photographers in Cyprus. We made some incredible connections but also got a few closed doors – which was ok. Life is not just roses and sunshine. We kept our eyes focused on the end goal….creating memories and giving people timeless keepsakes to look back on forever more.
It wasn’t too long when a couple, Leanne & Fletcher decided to give us a chance. Well, we did a freakishly insane happy dance in our rented villa at the time when we received their booking. (We were still overseeing the massive renovation on our own house at the same time)
From here onwards, we were blessed with many clients that entrusted their special day in our hands. We have, not once, looked back and thought we shouldn’t have done this. We had plenty thoughts of we should have done this sooner!
THANK YOU to all who has been part of our journey. A journey of meeting so many people from all walks of life, being part of huge celebrations and living out our passion.
To the new friends we’ve made and are still making: YOU GUYS ROCK!!! Thank you for your amazing support. And a big shout out to our family – you guys have been our pillars of strength and kept us strong!
We are now living our dream life with our 3 cats that we’ve adopted along the way. One big happy family!
Here’s to many more years creating loads more memories and meeting amazing people!
Ps: To all newbie photographers….never give up on your dreams!
Live. Love. Photograph.