This was the photo taken in Queenstown, which won 10 awards in National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013
Few days after the announcement, I received a message that got me into tears
Few days after that, we received an email from the girl’s mother
At that point we couldn’t believe all of that, we were bursting with happiness. Two of them were not related in any way and back then it was Jemma’s last day in Queenstown as well. All three families got so connected and started to exchange messages all the time.
I sent a big framed and signed photo to Mathias all the way to New Zealand
I sent another one to Jemma who lives in Nelson, New Zealand
Then Mathias sent us his four original albums with his amazing piano instrumentals
Not long after, my girlfriend and I decided to get married
So we brought him to Croatia to play at our wedding!
The only thing left to do is: go back to New Zealand and meet Jemma and her family
You can never know what’s waiting for you on your travels or what’s happening behind the photos you took. Jemma, we hope to meet you in person one day and go back to listen to Mathias at our magical spot!