A moment is everything

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A moment is everything

Nearly 10 years on, this moment still gives me goosebumps, and a lump in my throat.

Nearly 10 years on, this moment still gives me goosebumps, and a lump in my throat.

Lee, the groom, was a decorated RAF pilot who a year before had piloted this very helicopter over the stricken ferry Riverdance, which ran aground in a heavy storm in Morecambe Bay. In atrocious conditions, with the ferry listing and swaying heavily on the verge of capsize, Lee and his crew saved the lives of 23 people. Lee didn’t know the RAF Sea King was due to fly past on his wedding day, but his wife Maggie did. The unforgettable sound echoed louder around the mountains, then there she was, hovering above the previously still waters of Talyllyn. The door opened, the winchman and crew saluted, then the Sea King performed a bow, before turning and roaring back up the valley, with the downdraft lifting and spraying droplets of the lake like rain. Then silence. There is of course another connection and unbreakable bond here, with the unrelenting support of Lee’s wife Maggie, alongside the crew with whom he risked so much. So for me, this moment is everything, and to this day I am immensely proud to have been there to share it. Moments matter, and moments last.

Robin Goodlad

More work by Robin can be found at

www.mastersofweddingphotography.co.uk/masters/profile/21678-Robin-Goodlad

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www.robingoodlad.com

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