A couple months ago, my best friend of 22 years came to me and told me that she wanted me to capture her engagement photos for her. I was ecstatic… and secretly terrified at the same time. You would think that because I’ve known her forever that I wouldn’t be nervous … but it was BECAUSE I’ve known her forever that I felt that added pressure to make sure that I captured these two in the best way that I possibly could.
You have to understand that this girl is not someone I’ve “just known” for 22 years. She’s the friend that knows my life story because she was part of most of it. The friend whose phone calls always feel like “home” when my life gets chaotic. The friend who understands who I am – will make fun of me for it sometimes (like right now for being so sappy :))- but always loves me anyways. The friend who will book a flight to Vegas with me for the following weekend because we feel like it. The friend who will give me “honest” when no one else will. The friend that every person deserves to have.
So needless to say… emotional me had tears in my eyes within 10 frames of this session. It was just such an honor for me to be the one to document this time in her life. I tell Rob about every five minutes how much I appreciate him and the way that he brings out the absolute best in her, and the more I learn about him, the more it affirms how much he deserves her too. And it was so neat for me to see all of that coming out via my little lens. One of my favorite moments so far as a photographer.
From a photography standpoint – I had so much fun being in a new setting in downtown Pittsburgh. Neat for me to have the urban feel and new backgrounds and architecture to work with. But let’s be honest, people… we could have photographed these two in a dumpster and they would still look this good and this in love.
Check out one of my favorite. sessions. ever.
This was hilarious. So I say in my overly-excited photographer voice, “Ok, so Rob… I want you to pretend like this is your first date with her and you haven’t kissed her yet… but your faces are really close and you both know the first kiss is about to happen.”
And this is what I got.
Glad someone thinks I’m funny…
What an AMAZING session. Thank you so much for allowing me to be the one to capture these images for you. I wish you guys a lifetime of the same love and happiness that came through in these pictures… and most importantly, I hope that you never lose the fun sides of you that think it’s a good idea to throw your 6’5″ fiance on the back of your 5’6″ frame in the middle of a bridge. (at least you took your heels off) Love you guys! Until May…