BOY OH BOY… I’m not %100 sure where to start with this. I guess I’ll just start this and end this with love. TRUE LOVE.
A feeling that is still foreign to me. Never have I ever loved anyone, besides my loved ones, if that makes sense… But no, I do not know what It feels like to find someone and love someone. To find the person you have been looking for your whole life to spend your whole life with. Just hasn’t happened to me yet. It’s alright though, because I one million percent live vicariously through my clients. Like, I really do. The amount of love and happiness I feel just from being in their presence, from looking at their photos, to editing to blogging. I am constantly feeling the love. After photographing Madison and Justin, my hope for love has grown! This is the kind of love I want. Hands down, no questions asked, I want what they have, because what they have does not exist in many couples. It’s called true eternal love and forever soul mates. I want it.
I met Madison back in High School when we used to play softball together, and I’m seriously not just saying this… but out of everyone on the team, she was my favorite. She was my favorite because she wasn’t one of those, I’m older than you, therefore we do not speak, sort of high schoolers. She was always nice, hilarious and had the absolute BEST laugh and still does to this day! Softball was already fun, but she made it even more fun! So when she told me that there was no other person she would want to capture her and Justin’s big day besides me, I was overwhelmed with happiness!
(SIDE BAR) I am the most excited and the most over the moon person ever when I book a shoot. I seriously LOVE it. I will scream and run around like a 3 year old full of pee and excitement. It doesn’t matter how many times I book shoots, or what they are of; I still squeal of joy every time I book something. It’s the best feeling.
So we booked a day for engagement photos and went out and had fun! We went to so many cute little places around Madrona, Seattle. We laughed a lot, grabbed some dinner afterwards and truly enjoyed that nice, sunny Seattle day we had. Full of beautiful backgrounds, crying laughter and lemon drops.
It. Was. The. Best.
But what was even greater than that day was going through the photos afterwards.. I didn’t even see it coming, but I straight teared up looking through them the very first time. The shear amount of love these two have for one another is absolutely unreal. Like, I thought I knew what love looked like as a wedding photographer, but man. This is what REAL, GOOD, WHOLE HEARTED, HEAD OVER HEELS, MEANT FOR ONE ANOTHER, LOVE looks like. The amount of happiness Madison has in these photos is just simply amazing. Like, talk about a woman who found the man of her dreams, thats these two. But. Justin… Let me tell you about Justin ya’ll.
My absolute favorite thing about engagement sessions is when the guy is totally into them. There was never a dull moment with Justin. He was cracking jokes, being himself and showing me all the love he has for his woman. Justin was the real MVP that day for just being there, not asking when this will be over, throughly enjoying the process and having a great time with it. When I got home and uploaded the photos and started scrolling through and instantly fell in love. Looking through these and seeing the look, THE LOOK, Justin has for Madison in his eyes is what made me tear up. I have seen and photographed many lovers, and I do believe I have photographed many instances of true love. (Happy I am) But, I honestly don’t think I have ever seen a truer love in a man’s eyes than I do in Justin’s. HE. LOVES. THIS. WOMAN. No questions, no reservations, no doubts. This is a man is whole heartedly in love with Miss. Madison.
I never get this kind of experience with the husband to be in engagement photos. Never. This is just too good a love!
You can be the judge, but there isn’t a single doubt in my mind that these two are not meant for one another. This man loves this woman and this woman loves this man with all their hearts.
Boy oh boy, love… Am I right?
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