I spent hours on the internet looking. Looking for the perfect dive shop in Hawaii. You see, I love scuba diving,
but im always nervous to go. very nervous. Adam loves to dive, so we decided to get certified as official
Scuba Divers. We completed all the classroom work, the pool course & needed to do our 4 dives in hawaii. It was important to me to find someone who was personable. I did not want a big company with 10 dive masters,
where I was just a number, I wanted a small boutique that treated people amazing &
customized the experience to me. To MY needs.
I feel like this is what we offer brides. We genuinely care about each bride, and want her wedding to go perfectly
as though it was our own. We never do Cookie Cutter anything, we try to do our very very best work at each wedding.
We do it luxury Boutique style.
I spent hours, I found the perfect guy. Endless testimonials on his site said that he was incredible, personable, personable.
In the first 1 minute of meeting him, I was underwhelmed by his lack of passion & overwhelmed by his sarcastic &
cocky attitude. I was dying inside. I whispered to adam “this is my worst nightmare”. I knew he wouldnt baby me along,
but that he would laugh at me. Babying is what I needed. Well, not babying per say, I knew all my skills, I was just nervous.
I needed someone calm & caring to reassure me that I could do it. and that I wouldnt get eaten by sharks. I just needed
comfort. Ive dove in the ocean about 5 times & always love it, but im a nervous starter. He didnt care. He never got better
either. His attitude was so negative, I couldnt believe it. He was BEYOND rude. BEYOND.
At one point I said “what a cool job! You get to do what you love”. He replied “well, when you do it for work it kills your
soul & is no longer a passion”.
Wow. how sad is that? Am I ever glad that I do not feel that way. I dont know where he is coming from. Perhaps he has dealt
with lots of rude/annoying tourists. I do not know. All that I know is, I feel SO BLESSED to do what I love. I am
giddy before every wedding, and cannot go to sleep after a wedding without flipping through the photos. It is a
drug for me (is that bad?). I always wanted to be a wedding photographer, since I posed my sisters in white table cloth wedding
dresses & took their photo (perhaps i’ll feature those images on here one day), and I feel so blessed to be able
to follow my dream. Each wedding is important to me. I LOVE what I do, and the day that I dont…-the day that I get an
attitude like his- is the day that I will gracefully stop doing it. Because every bride deserves the best.
p.s. while this photo has very little to do with this post…I had the honor of doing some
headshots for lovely calgary photographer chelsea (shutterbird photography)!