“Love will overcome a multitude of challenges”
Jess and Troy’s road has not been an easy one. Jess was born with six heart conditions and has had four heart operations, including a Fontans procedure at just three years old - a complete reconstruction of the heart. In recent years she has suffered heart failure followed by influenza, bringing her close to death.
Now she is also facing a liver disease and is waiting to have a double organ transplant - a risky operation, and the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Jess and Troy wanted to have their dream wedding before the procedure, so they put the call out on social media for anyone who might be able to help out. They were pleasantly shocked when dozens of wedding vendors eagerly offered their services to make this day happen. Ben Howard's management even got involved allowing me to use his music in the video!
It was a privilege to capture the wedding of such incredible people. This is their story.