If you’re new around here, I’ll tell you today, right now, that I just finally sat down and started updating blogs. I’ll be honest with you that I was finding it hard to follow the correctly wording and keyphrases to make my blog successful and still be able to write from the heart. I’m going with my gut on this one, and hoping that the stories and images will speak for themselves and somehow find their way to you. It is much easier to write what’s embedded in my soul without parameters.
Jake and Sam…man. Let me tell you. If ever two people radiated goodness from the earth and ground and sand and sun, it’s these two. I actually met them both at a wedding last year where Sam handcrafted the dessert, and was totally captivated by her immediately as she told me she had spent countless hours baking and preparing (the cupcakes were amazing, btw).
We’ve managed to bond a little over IG and in the beauty of social media, promised her one day she could come meet our dog Luna and give her all the nose boops and snugs. This is the best thing about being a creator and having the avenues to get to know people online is connecting and in more heartfelt than you can imagine, especially when quarantine rolled around (and it did…..). Sam is always a ray of sunshine and a great encouragement. I don’t think you have to know her too well to pick up on her literal joyful aura.
2020 has been a year of enormous curveballs and emotions and anxieties have ebbed and flowed. For months I was unable to create and it broke my spirit a little bit. And then Jake called.
He knew how much Sam loved my work and he wanted to propose.
Fresh outta quarantine, my first shoot in months, and I couldn’t ask for a better to way to kick off being able to photograph again. I’m still crying over these images. From Sam’s reaction, to the knee she took to grab Jake’s face, to the love they so share, to now the excitement of planning their celebration, my heart is so so full.
It is impossible to follow parameters for me when blogging, because quite literally I am bursting with gratitude. Looking back on these, I can hardly believe that this is what I get to do everyday.
Cheers to enduring love, cheers to surprise proposals, cheers to sunsets and grass in your hair and making it through 2020 still madly in love with each other and knowing there is a still a fuck ton of wonder to life.
Love you all, today and everyday.