I want to talk about love. You all know how much I love, LOVE. I was asked to document Shelley and Paul’s love story. On the beach. Mrytle Beach to be exact. They chose to have me tag along with their family, and well, treat me like family :) To say that I was honoured is just not enough. It’s hard to express how incredible it was that they wanted me. And trusted me. With their story. Their love story.
Their love is deep. And wide. And involves five amazing children. It was the most heartwarming wedding I have witnessed. It wasn’t just Shelley and Paul. It was Josh. And Emily. And Sara. And Brooklyn. And Makenna. On that hot, humid, sunny day on the beach, they became one family that oozes with love. Like overflowing love. The kind you can’t contain, or hide. It’s the kind of overflowing love, that seeps into those that are around them. It’s contagious. It’s hugs. Lots of hugs. And laughter and more love.
Shelley, Paul, Josh, Emily, Sara, Brooklyn, and Makenna, thank you for allowing me to capture your love in photographs. There just isn’t enough room in one frame, or camera chip, or computer to hold the amount of love that you guys have for each other.
I have said it many times before … I love LOVE. To be able to sit back and just watch two people who adore each other is a pretty awesome thing. Sitting quietly and watching Stephanie and Ryan with each other, it was easy to film their love story. You can see it. You can feel it through their photos. That’s love. True love. And I am blessed that they have chosen me to tell their story. Their love story. So next year, again by the water, I will watch behind my lens, the love they have for each other, and will be able to catch it, and lock it down forever. In photographs :)
Sunshine, sleep-ins, patios and friends. Smells, sounds and light, etched on our sunkissed skin. Each season is beautiful. Giving each of us a certain feeling. When I met Christine, she reminded me of Summer. Her laid back sweet personality. Her stellar beauty.
This is a creative quest. To meet a girl that reminds me of each beautiful season. A reason to shoot, just for me. To rejuvenate my creative-ness. To feed my soul. When I look at these photos, I’m reminded of the intense heat and humidity. The feel of sand on my skin. The warmth of the sun. But most importantly, it keeps this short summer close in my memory.