Since I have a sister who just got married, I recognized the lilt in this mom’s voice when she called. Engagement photos for her daughter is what she was after, and the expectancy and excitement in her voice was familiar.
J, A and I decided to meet early one morning at the Arboretum. We wanted to capitalize on the fall colors (which never quite got their act together this year), and the beauty of the Arb in any season. But it hardly mattered where we were–it is so clear that J & A are in love that no matter where they were they brought their own beauty. I never had to remind them to smile or look at one another–and A was especially happy when I asked them to kiss.
And they were up for any adventure–J hiked the trail in nice shoes and they agreed to lean over me and kiss as I shot from below. It was a perspective on love that I had not had before, that is for certain. I also asked them to dance (they met dancing) in a grove of trees. That series includes some of my favorites. Wedding talk was low key, they were just content to enjoy one another and relish the idea that they had found their partner for this journey.
Everyone should have someone look at them like this during their life, don’t you think?