It's almost been two years to the date since I first met Carlen & Andrew. I happened to meet someone from 5 Rivers today and it made me think back to this incredible engagement session on the Delta River. I met up with Carlen and Andrew early in the morning, we loaded up in two canoes, and we paddled out to these gorgeous fields of Lotus flowers. Carlen had just lost her father and the Lotus flowers became a symbol of hope- as they are one of the only species of flowers to be able to grow in the muck.
If you haven't noticed by now, Emili is my entourage. My posse some might say.
She basically is my adventurous soul that is willing to go and do anything anytime and does it with the best heart. If I need someone to model for an editorial shoot, she does it. If I want someone to do a fashion shoot in an urban setting, she does it.
Rachael + Danny
One of my favorite things about working in the wedding industry is the rare couples who trust you and your vision. They stress less and enjoy the moment more. You are able to capture those raw emotions and glimpses of pure bliss. It seems as though even the elements work in honor of their love.
I had the joy of getting to work with Katelyn and Joey a few weeks ago. Katelyn contacted me soon after they had gotten engaged asking about me photographing their wedding. That hardly seems out of the norm, except that Katelyn and I met when we were very young through a mutual friend. It's been years since we have seen or even gotten to speak to each other. So for me, it was such an honor that she had kept up with my photography and chosen me to be the one to capture their special day.
As I sit here trying to decide what to write about this couple, family, photosession... I am simply at a loss for words. The two of these people have been a part of my life from the beginning-well at least Aaron was and Tiffany came along shortly after. They have seen the good and the bad in my life. They have shared heartbreaks and excitement with me.