26 April 2016 · Tim Coulson

LAYLA & TRENT

It was a phone call we’d been waiting on for what felt like forever.

Back in 2008, Kesh and I met just four weeks before she would fly to Canada. She’d live and work for 12 months about as far away from Sydney as you can travel before you’ve gone so far, you start heading back home. And I’m assuming that most of you know the rest of our story. What you might not know though, is that when Kesh arrived in Canada, she was met by Layla.

Together, they explored and taught their way across some of Canada’s most beautiful places. Kesh hadn’t been gone more than a few months when I realised:

1. I was more in love than I’d ever been.
2. I never wanted to be without her again.
3. I wanted to marry her – ASAP.

Layla was there in the apartment with Kesh when I called and told her these things. She was there for the happiness and excitement that we were both feeling. But, even more importantly, Layla was there for Kesh when I called again a couple of weeks later and told her that she should stay and finish what she was there to do. There were pressures and opinions that had swayed me and I know I hurt Kesh then. She was already making flight and wedding plans. Not my finest moment. We got there, in the end.

Layla came to visit us in Australia in 2009 and was even there when I proposed to Kesh (again). I loved Layla instantly and knew why Kesh and her got along so well. She’s kind and happy and being around her is fun in the truest sense of the word.

She’s kind and happy and being around her is fun in the truest sense of the word.

We stayed in contact and then in 2014 we finally made it to Canada. We spent a magical couple of days in Banff (where I took these photos of Layla and Trent). They thought we were crazy because we were wanting it to start snowing so badly and they didn’t want the snow to come (Canadians generally don’t like the snow because they have so much of it). We’d been hearing about Trent for a few months before our arrival and I remember speaking to Kesh, wishing Trent to be a great guy because Layla deserved that so much. We drove Icefields Parkway together, Roo sleeping in the back next to Trent and Layla. We had some of the best D&M’s I can remember and felt that Trent was more than a great guy.

Canada Bound

We had to wait longer than we were hoping but in 2015, Layla called with the best news ever. Trent had asked her to marry him. We flew from Sydney to Seattle and drove north into British Columbia to a little town by a beautiful lake called Kelowna. I’ve shot a lot of weddings in a lot of places, near and far, but I was really grateful I had the opportunity to be there for this one.

We can’t wait to see you guys again :)

orth-14 orth-23 orth-33_orth-34 orth-40 orth-42 orth-44 orth-47 orth-55_orth-56 orth-58 orth-60 orth-62_orth-64 orth-66 orth-69 orth-71_orth-73 orth-76_orth-83 orth-77 orth-84 orth-86 orth-92 orth-97 orth-99 orth-115 orth-119 orth-122 orth-129 orth-139 orth-148 orth-155_orth-159 orth-160 orth-164_orth-166_orth-169_orth-174_orth-177 orth-182 orth-186 orth-204 orth-205 orth-208 orth-209 orth-211_orth-215 orth-218 orth-233 orth-258_orth-259 orth-260_orth-263 orth-274 orth-279 orth-286 orth-298 orth-303 orth-306 orth-312 orth-315_orth-319 orth-335 orth-341 orth-353 orth-361 orth-363_orth-364 orth-365 orth-368 orth-371 orth-374 orth-377 orth-379 orth-381 orth-384 orth-385_orth-386 orth-386_orth-392_orth-394 orth-402 orth-407 orth-412 orth-422_orth-423 orth-431 orth-446_orth-452 orth-474 orth-483 orth-486 orth-489_orth-491 orth-493_orth-495 orth-499 orth-505 orth-507 orth-512 orth-515 orth-519 orth-522_orth-532 orth-534 orth-539 orth-541 orth-545_orth-549 orth-553 orth-557 orth-561_orth-564 orth-566 orth-567 orth-570 orth-572 orth-574 orth-582_orth-583 orth-599 orth-600 orth-612 orth-618 orth-626 orth-634_orth-637 orth-638 orth-640 orth-646_orth-647 orth-655 orth-660 orth-663_orth-669 orth-682 orth-684 orth-689 orth-696 orth-698 orth-722_orth-727 orth-731 orth-739 orth-750 orth-754 orth-763 orth-764 orth-778 orth-780 orth-781_orth-782 orth-786 orth-788

  • Weddings
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Sunny

Comments are closed.