The thing I love about photography is the ability to sometimes, with a little light and a little luck and a lot of love, capture a moment, a memory. I love meeting new friends and for an hour or two becoming a member of a beautiful family, but to share the click of my shutter with one of my favorite people in the world and one of my most cherished friends... that, that is perfection for me.
My college friend Kacey is getting married in October to the love of her life, Drew. I am the lucky Maid of Honor... and if that wasn't enough honor for this gal, Kacey also asked me to take some engagement photos of her and Drew to use for Save the Date cards and a guestbook.
I've photographed a lot of happy couples in the past two years and I've been so happy with the moments I've been able to capture -- first kisses and wedding vows and parents-to-be and so many other special moments. But this shoot was different. Maybe because I personally know the journey Kacey has been on or the love story that lies between the Giants lover and her Eagles fan, or quite likely, maybe because of the fact that these two make me believe in soul mates, EVERY snap of the shutter was a moment.
There were times I almost felt like I was intruding, standing in the middle of a candid laugh or so enjoying watching the way he looked at her like there was no one, no other thing in this entire big world.
We got so many great backgrounds and locations around the northern suburbs of Philadelphia on a day with beautiful weather, but none of that is the reason for such great moments.
Love is the reason. True, beautiful love. The happiest, purest, most joyful love I have ever witnessed.