“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — The Notebook
Hanna asked me if I photographed couples without children. I hesitated for a slight moment. Thinking, not usually, but at the end of every family session I always focus just on the adults, so I quietly said to her – “Not usually, but I would love to!”
And I am so glad I did … my session with Jimmy and Hanna is one of my highlights in New York with Simply Gray. Not only did I get to roam the most beautiful part of Orange County with a beautiful and fun couple … well they even gave me a ride on their Gator … which I had no idea what a Gator was before this summer evening. In all seriousness – I was honored to help these two document this time in life, in a place that is very close to their hearts. During parts of the session I helped them find the right pose, but most of the time, they just found their natural pose together, one in which they were comfortable and relaxed and well as you can see in love.
Thank you so much Hanna and Jimmy for trusting me to capture this summer for you. Thank you for running through tall grass with me. Thank you for turning over hay bales (Jimmy is one strong guy!). Thank you for helping push me totally out of my comfort zone … it was so worth the initial butterflies!
I hope you treasure these times aways! I know meeting you both will always hold a spot in my heart!
Ps. I just realized I don’t have a category for couples … after this session, I am adding one now!