When I first started taking portraits, more as a hobbyist than a professional, I would photograph anything and everything. I think that this is great when you’re first starting out. First of all you gain valued experience. Secondly, you really get a sense of what you like to photograph. It took me many years to find my niche. Babies were too stressful. Families with small children were too stressful. Seniors rocked my socks off. And although I found weddings to be stressful, I loved the engagement session or the bride/groom portraits.
I guess you can say that I’ve always been a romantic at heart and have always been a sucker for a good love story. Seeing two people so in love makes my heart flutter. Perhaps it reminds me of my own love story? How my sweet, now husband, was waiting for me on our first date with a purple rose in hand, wearing too-short of khakis pants, us both so nervous I’m not sure how we managed to make it through the date. But in that moment, I knew, we were destined to spend the rest of our lives together. Now, 11 years later, we have built a beautiful life together, have an amazing four year old daughter, and are each other’s biggest supporters.
New love is always so exciting, embarking on an unknown adventure together. You are just so blindly in love that the future doesn’t matter…you just know that you want to spend it together. Although Linda and Frank have been married for several years, I felt like I was working with a newly engaged couple. These guys gave me that “feeling”, the giddiness and uncontrollable goofy smiling throughout the entire session because these guys have it. They are so blindly in love that they see nothing else. They are a partnership, best friends, and each other’s supporters. I truly was blessed to work with this couple. They are the perfect example of what every couple strives to be. Thank you for letting me work with you two. You reminded me that it’s okay to still have that giddy kind of love <3