Photographer + Sam McIntosh | Sam Elsom, Photographer Sam + Arabella | Sylve Colless
Hair + Makeup Artist Luciana Rose
Sam wears Saint Laurent suit and shoes | Arabella wears Ellery | Bobby wears Mamapapa
Mr Sam Macintosh
It takes a generous fellow to let you shadow him while he is getting ready on the eve of his wedding day. A day I would say where most men are a tad nervous. Even a little dudezilla. Not this handsome man. In fact Wheels as most of us call him is not your run of the mill bloke. Wheels and I have been friends since we were kids. A kid that loved surfing like no other kid I had ever met. Still now, all grown up I have NEVER met another person who loves surfing like Wheels. Everything Sam has done in his life makes perfect sense to me. It made sense that he grew up with a bedroom window overlooking our local break so it was last thing he thought of at night and the first thing he saw when he woke up. It made sense that he would go on to build and be create of one of the world’s leading surf magazines, STAB. Yet when he told me that he was going to propose to his babymama and walk her to her waiting wedding ceremony a few feet away….It made no sense. It was crazy, it was risky, it was presumptuous, it was insane and it was AWESOME.
The dress, the reception, the bridal party, THE GUEST LIST. All of the above, every little detail, Sam had it all planned and ready to go. Was he nervous? What if she said no? What if she was pissed she didn’t get to pick the dress? What if she wanted to look forward to apparently one of the biggest days of her life? How would the guests keep it a secret? What about the Pinterest board where she had been building her dream reception? KEEP TALKING