Actions speak louder than words, and this is always self-evident when a guy is willing to do an engagement shoot with his fiancé. I grew up with 4 brothers and know for certain that getting photos taken really isn't a "guy thing". So when a manly man puts himself out there, loves on his girl and goes the extra mile- I'm impressed. He's really putting his money where his mouth is. ;) That was the case in this Forest Park Engagement session. Sean loves this girl. Watching them through my viewfinder, getting comfortable together, watching the laughter between them- it's not the movie-perfect, practiced kind of love- it's the real in-the-moment love. That's inspiring to me. Real love is built on the ordinary, every day moments of life, so seeing couples embrace that is beautiful.
Sean and Linda were both in the same tiny town in CA for work and while they only lived miles apart they never had the opportunity to meet. Sean was one of the hot military guys who didn't have time to date around and Linda was busy at the hospital working odd hours with little energy for the random dates people kept setting her up with. Through the encouragement of friends they took the fateful step...and signed up for Match.com.
After their first date, as many couples have noted, "when ya know, ya know!" Sean swept Linda off her feet and they've been in love ever since.
No road is without it's bumps and curves. There are really hard times ahead and behind, but with a commitment to love and be loved -- life is so worth living!
I am really looking forward to photographing your beautiful upcoming wedding at Resort at the Mountain- it's going to be here before we know it. Enjoy the in-between :)
Forest Park Engagement, Soon to be Resort at the Mountain Wedding :)