I just love getting things in the mail.
Every time I see that little red flag flying beside my mailbox, I run out expectantly. What will I find today?
Letters from family and friends?
Postcards from around the world?
Wedding Season, I’m ready for you.
Because we all need to be teased once and awhile, I thought I would post a little teaser from one of my last engagement shoots.
I first met Sai and Helena online. Sai was in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift and my website happened to make it’s way onto the radar. We started planning, but life, and the bitter cold winter we had last year had other plans. Things got put off. Until finally on November 7th, I found myself in Crother’s Woods with this amazing couple, while they were tossing leaves and stealing kisses.
I first met Mel & Beth over Skype, their lives a blur of thesis statements and wedding plans, left no time for consultations.
So we met for the first time in the comfort of our own homes, face to face by iPad video cameras.
Even though there was distance, I didn’t feel any of the distance.
I grabbed a cup of coffee and curled up on my coach and we shared stories about each other like we were old friends sitting in eachother’s home.
Mel & Beth weren’t really fancy people. They didn’t like a lot of attention (even though that was kinda inevitable on their wedding day!). They’re laid back. They’re friendly. They’re relaxed. And that was what they wanted their wedding to be like; a giant party. No big to-do. Just friends and family getting together.
They decorated with family photos, fun sayings, oragami storks, and jenga blocks as their guest book so in the future they could play a game that would remind them of the support of their friends and family.
It was a chilly, snowy November day when we met at the George Brown House in Toronto Ontario.
There was a little bit of snow on the ground and a little in the air, but that didn’t stop these two from playing inside and outside the beautiful grounds.
“I love you every step of the way…”
It’s such a beautiful promise to make to the one that you love; a promise that no matter what happens, we’ll take it together, one step at a time.
I met an elderly married couple in a book store a little while ago. They laughed together at little inside jokes, they held the doors open for each other and reached for each others’ hands like they were newly weds. They glowed when they were together.
When my curiosity finally got the better of me I walked over and introduced myself to them. It turns out that these two, so happily in love, were not in fact newly weds but had been married for 45 years. It made me smile that they were that in love even after all this time.
My wish for every couple that I meet is that they too will experience that new love energy every day of their lives. That they will be like newly weds, seeking each other out, wanting each others touch and embrace even on their 75th wedding anniversary.