Students of some school of mysticism or another have likely come across the idea that synchronicity surfs the swells of expanded awareness. In other words, if you manage to shake off your ordinary, work-a-day trance for a while, unusual connections come knocking on the door. At least, that’s a belief you might hear from Jungians or mystics. I don’t know if it’s true but meditation, dancing, yoga, fasting and sensory deprivation are a few ways people use to slip out of their usual reality tunnel. Give it a whirl if you’re into that kind of stuff (I’m a fan of it). Extreme emotions do it too. Terror, grief, awe, and love. One of the perks of being a wedding photographer is that we get to hear people’s connection stories. I’d say “love stories”, but that sounds too cheesy to be mythic, too Disney to be real, too country-bumpkin for modern tastes. Whatever you call it, go deep into Love and you lose your appetite, your sleep, your inhibitions, your reason and probably a handful of friends–and if it cost even more, you’d be willing to pay that too. The state of mind associated with love is so elevated that our “normal” state of consciousness seems like a sedated hypnosis in comparison. If synchronicity is wedded to a shift from ordinary awareness, then you’d expect to find lots of those weird and cool coincidences in people’s connection stories. And you do.
Here’s part of the story, in Amy’s words: “Rob used to have this connection to Duncan’s cove area before he met me. I think Chebucto Head actually. He’d stand on the cliff area and look out over the water to “find answers”. I did the same thing across the water from him in Lawrencetown. We both took each other to “our” spots once we had met, and we discovered that we’d be looking out at the same water but across from each other all this time!”
For this engagement session, we took one of Amy and Rob’s favourite things to do (go on road trips) and went from Duncan’s Cove to Lawrencetown. Their story in photos, basically.