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Love is Love: A Destiny Honored Through Photography

dance and masquerade
two souls touched by shoes and chats
love is always love

Love is colorless and blind. It comes without tags and titles, and in all its forms exists without a template. In short, love is beautiful. So, when a wonderful couple stands in front of our lens, exuding a happiness that only soulmates understand, we feel grateful to be observing that moment. And to also be the artists selected to capture the moment through photography—let’s just say there are no words to describe that feeling. We recently had the honor of shooting photography for a lovely couple, two very special ladies who followed two separate paths that eventually came together to make one road forward. Today, we’d like to share some of that experience with you.

Let’s begin at the beginning

Every couple has a story about how they met. Katie and Eevee’s tale began with a connection just out of arm’s reach and eventually became a conversation that never ended. But we’ll let them tell the story.

“We met in college. During my freshman year, a friend dragged me to a swing dance club and while there, I was completely taken by one of the lead dancers, someone who I briefly danced with. Since I was dating someone at the time, nothing developed from the encounter. Two years later, we had our first full conversation at a Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) event, which is akin to a masquerade, a game of Clue, and an interactive play all rolled into one. Naturally, I didn’t recognize her because she was wearing a face mask! Fortunately, and entirely by accident, I left my shoes at her house. When she reached out to me to arrange the return of my shoes, we began chatting and just never stopped.”

Today, Katie is a museum aide pursuing a career in archaeology/conservation and Eevee is an environmental scientist. Although their lives are continuing to grow and evolve, one thing remains the same: their love for and commitment to each other. It’s an amazing story that deserved to be told through photography so we employed our time-tested approach to capture their magic through images.

Important moments deserve preparation

Our work is grounded in preparation and Katie and Eevee’s engagement photo shoot was no different. We conducted careful research that helped develop a visual storyboard so we could easily share our thought process with Katie and Eevee during the initial meeting. Their feedback helped us refine our visual and conceptual approach to ensure it reflected their personalities and general tastes. Once we scouted potential locations and set a date and time for the photo shoot, the rest as they say became history. Preparation is priceless to us: it gives us a means through which to shape and polish our vision so that it reflects the hopes and dreams of our clients.

Scheduling an engagement photography session

If you are an engaged couple interested in having a set of photographs that celebrate your connection with each other, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us at 703-597-1984, via LinkedIn, or through our website’s brief contact form so we can begin a discussion about what you hope to receive from an engagement photography session.

When it comes to an engaged couple, we believe the photography should be beautiful…because the love is beautiful.

(Article written for the Baker Prince Photography blog)

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