Spent the afternoon in love with them. Wandering around their neighborhood, up to their rooftop and on to this beach. Where we stayed long after the sun went down.
I was greeted with the smell of waffles - Dad and Big Sister were eating breakfast in the kitchen while Mom and little Myla got ready for the day. You could feel the presence of a new baby - it was so overwhelming I nearly cried the moment I walked in the door. Everyone was slow moving, a little sleepy, but there was so much joy and excitement in the air. They soon switched roles and I got to hold Myla while mom quickly ate… Only a few days into their role as a family of four and they’re finding their rhythm. When we made it upstairs we were listening to Yes I Will and we let the rest of the morning unfold… with lots of laughs, chasing, and gazing at their new baby girl.
The two hour drive to this session was such a beautiful one. I had the windows down, I was listening to Alice Smith… and thinking back to when I first heard her in 2013 at the Ad Agency I used to work at. I thought I loved life then… but here I am, so much MORE in love with life now. And in that moment on my drive I teared up. And for the rest of the day was filled to the brim with gratitude. This couple, who I had not yet met, trusted me to take their photos - so much so they flew down to NC for me to do it! Ugh, I was in love with them before I even stepped foot on the beach. But they confirmed those feelings over and over as they chased each other through the sand and filled me in on the details of their story.
It was an incredible afternoon with these two. We spent the day exploring around her family's magical property. Hand in hand they lead me through the woods, across streams, and right back to her parents' front doorstep. Because sometimes it can be as simple and as beautiful as that.
Playing as I edited: September Song by JP Cooper
I spent the earlier part of this day roaming around Boston with my husband and brothers. So the day was already off to a great start. And then these two just took it to an entirely new level. I mean, look at them! I'm just enamored with their love.
Playing as I edited: Everything Has Its Place by Young Mister
We took their engagement photos in Jefferson, NH. It was magical! On the drive up there, I witnessed the seasons change from fall foliage to heavy snowfall. It was unreal and set the tone for such a beautiful and unique afternoon. I had forgotten what 30 degree weather felt like... was reminded quickly... but welcomed the chill to witness these two love on each other. Okay, mostly keep each other warm. But still! We had so much fun and ended the night chasing a sunset... Can't wait to go back.
Playing as I edited: Tidal Wave by Alexander Biggs
I get to follow around the best couples. Seriously. I'm so grateful they chose me. We explored around their old stomping grounds and ended the day with a pitcher at their college bar. Does it get any better?!
Playing as I edited: Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur
The strangest series of events brought these two into my life. It all started with a glass of wine... okay, so I guess not that strange. But I'm grateful for all of the coincidences that lead them to be in front of my camera. We laughed all night as the sun went down and stayed long after. Talking life and our ridiculous amount of similarities. Starting with the 6 year old friends we made nearby, insisting on sharing the rocks they had found. It was a night so perfectly meant to be.
Playing as I edited: Star of the Show by Thomas Rhett
Their love for each other inspires me to love harder. And the support system they have surrounding them, guarantees a marriage that will stand the test of time. Everyone is rooting for them. With all they have. These two journeyed through their day with so much grace. And the biggest smiles I have ever seen. They made contact any chance they could get and hit the dance floor with their closest like they meant it. It was such a privilege to be there when they committed their beautiful, adventure-filled lives to each other.