As before any shoot, I always take the time to get to know a couple. Connie and I chatted a lot and I must say… I really, truly enjoy this part. It’s the part where I get to see the side of a couple that I’m sure most people don’t. I get to hear the giggles about something silly someone did, and witness how, after dating for all these years, he still has his way to make her blush, and give her butterflies in her stomach. Throughout the shoot, I noticed that she also has the same effect on him. You can definitely tell she gave him the butterflies in the stomach feeling. Manly butterflies… -grunt-.
I’m very excited for Connie and Josh. It’s so nice to be in the presence of such bliss. Connie mentioned that she was from Manhattan and Josh was from Brooklyn. I suggested we get some shots on the Brooklyn bridge but warned them it would be a bit of a walk and may not fit in our timeframe. Connie, being the amazing sport that she is, rearranged her whole day to make sure we fit those shots in. Let’s just say it was definitely worth the walk.
Now this last one is special. I teared. No, I don’t cry for everything. Okay, maybe just a little, but still… if you were there, you’d cry too.
After a whole afternoon of walking around in what felt like 100% humidity, we were done. Totally pooped out. I snapped the last shots and told them with a giant smile “looks like we’re done!” Josh stopped me. He said “No, one more.” He told me he needed one more shot because when they first started dating, this was how they ended the evening. Then he gently put his hands on the sides of Connie’s face, and gave her a kiss… on her forehead! I mean… come on! How sweet is that?!?
Thank you to both of you for such a wonderful shoot. You’re awesome 🙂