I was going to not say anything about this engagement session because the photos speak SO LOUD. But I’m wordy, so here, have some words.
Spending the afternoon/evening with these two was exactly as wonderful as it looks. The moments between the photos were just as fun, and were just as intimate too. But there was more….
I want to describe what it was like being their photographers…..
What I noticed right away is that they were a little shy or uncomfortable in front of the camera, just like 90% of our clients (just like us when we have to have our photos taken). What I also noticed, right away, is that they were rocks for each other. Every time they locked gazes with each other, they were fortified, they were present, and I was suddenly standing in front of two people who were quiet, joyful, patient and surprisingly powerful in their togetherness. I had the weird sense that they know each other really deeply, and their grateful to have each other. I had to fight the urge to put down my camera and just…..stand in awe.
This might be a bit….out there….but here goes: Rae and I, when we first met, were grooming ourselves to be psychologists. We even both got accepted to one of the top schools in the world and turned it down for reasons that are too complicated for this post. Any way, we’re wedding photographers, and we want to be the best wedding photographers in the world, but there are times when we get down, and I feel like being a psychologist would have been a more noble path—that helping people in need would better serve our world. What I usually tell myself is that documenting real love in photographs is just as powerful and just as healing, and that filling up the internet with images of people in love is needed. I don’t know, but these photographs make me feel good and I’m grateful to have met these two. And I am looking very forward to their wedding!