They Love Wallpaper | Atlanta Botanical Garden Couple Session

She’s into media, he is a teacher, and they both love wallpaper. I met up with Kavi at a coffee/ motorcycle repair shop(right? so cool!) to chat prior to the shoot. I asked her to describe her relationship with Eric in 3 words and let me tell you, they were everything but the normal three descriptions I get from other couples.

The one description that stood out to me the most has to be crafty. She told me that they had this thing where one person has an idea and they both attempt said idea together. Their ideas range from candle making, diy planting, to now- wallpaper. What I absolutely love about this is that they make time to try new activities together. Both starting the project out with zero knowledge but using each other as support systems to learn, but also the occasional drive to outdo each other. Now that’s love.

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(Lab) Partners in Crime | Ponce City Market Engagement Session

I actually thought the title was hilarious after sitting for 5 minutes recalling my session with Sallie and Jake. I should seriously consider a side gig making up terribly awful puns haha.

Anyways, look, you’re obviously having the same thought as me, this is definitely a fake couple. They smile too big and they hug too tight. It’s typical for us to see something excessively done or just a bit too much and deem it fake. This couple was more real than you pinching yourself and slapping yourselves five times and realizing your arm hurts and your face has a burning sensation with a red hand print to prove realism.

It made sense after walking around Ponce City Market a few loops and scouting locations with them. The way she clung on to his arm and the way that he embraced her, I’d put all my eggs in a basket and call it love. Not the superficial kind, not the kind that just comes and goes like a summer fever. Have you ever felt so comfortable with someone that your entire surroundings just blur away and your time with them just seems to slow down? That was this love.

We're All Kids Waiting to Fall in Love | Boston Harbor Wedding

It doesn’t take much to really find someone to love. But it takes so much more to find someone to be a kid with. Kids have the purest of hearts and a transparency that is unrivaled. The honest nature of a partner determines the success of a life- long relationship. Honesty with the most purest intentions comes to form through agreements and disagreements, but on top of those, a compromise that helps nudge each other to become the very best person; not just for each other, but by the standards of giving and receiving to every component in each others’ lives.

Through my lens, I saw a love, sincerity, trust, and calmness in Kate’s eyes as Jesse said his vows. As drops of joyous tears fell drop by drop from her eyes, a reality settled over me. It’s not quite emotion that induces tears, but maybe it’s the acknowledgment that every wall has just fallen down. That from this moment on, through any hardship, through any agreements and disagreements, a sincere heart receives you, no matter what.

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We fought and we loved | Sonesta Boston Wedding

No two relationships are the same, but they are all the same. Confused? I’ll explain. When Indira said her vows to Jason, her voice was strong and purposeful; her gaze filled with an overwhelmingly spirited glimmer. Her eyes glistened with emotion as she said her vows, “We’ve been together through good and bad times. We fought and we loved, and we never gave up on our relationship.”

No two relationships are the same. The experiences that each individual couple trek through are so different and so unique, the journey isn’t why we fell in love, but how and why we remain in love day after day. From the first moment that your eyes met, to the (accidental) time that your hands brushed. Or do you remember those blistering hot days in that cramp apartment?

But they are all the same. It’s moments like those that make each experience so different and to each their own, a struggle that was faced and overcome together. Although the struggles differ from couple to couple, the journey and the love built from the latter brings us to the same place. Not physically, but emotionally. We all come to a realization that we could not live without that person in our lives. That together we find more hope, more strength, and more courage to be the best that we could ever be.

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It's the "in between" Moments | Glen Magna Estate Wedding

Everyone celebrates big events like holidays, anniversaries, weddings, a birth of a child, ahhh you get the point. But listening to one vow, it made me think about life as a story. Every story has a different complex. There are differences in the content of every literature, but they mainly follow a common sequence, which includes the beginning, middle, and end. As the bride went on to say her vow, she made a point that sometimes in stories you miss the details, the “in between” moments. These are the moments that build up to the climax of the story, the many little things that makes big events possible. Without the daily grind of maintaining a relationship, there will be no engagement nor a wedding. True to what she said, I believe that the key to their love story were the little details that he did for her and she, him.

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