Kymmy & Jack – Rural Property Wedding

Henry Paul Photography

No one plans to get married during a drought

With water supply now at critical levels in certain parts of NSW, it was confronting to witness and document the realities of Australia’s worst recorded drought in history. But Jack & Kymmy were champions and embraced the drought in all of its dry beauty on the family farm in The Marra, some 600km from Sydney’s inner west.

I drove the entirety of the way and watched as the landscape drastically changed once I crossed the Blue Mountains. It seemed that every 100km I drove the countryside got a shade browner, a touch dryer, and the layers of dust increasingly covered everything I drove past.

On the wedding day, Jack asked me to take some photos at the bottom of one of their dams, which was empty for the first time in over 40 years.

‘In the future, we want to be able to stand at the top of the dam when it’s full and say to our kids “we had our wedding photos taken at the bottom of this”‘ Jack said.

Although Sydney has recently received rain, the drought continues to affect farmers like Jack & Kymmy. For ways to support our farmers, be sure to check out Drought Angels or the Australian Red Cross.

Henry Paul Photography acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. I pay my respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders both past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.


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