I'm delighted to respond with these . . .
This is why I do it. This is why I stopped a much more conventional, predictable career to juggle a somewhat 'iffy' one. This is why I sometimes stare at my computer screen for hours, tweaking one little spot on a photograph. This is why I adore shooting folks with a camera, why I'll carry the thing around 'til my right hand feels like it might break off! This is why I press the shutter a million times for every one image that feels perfect and why I believe that there is magic in still photography.
When I sit down and begin to upload shots from my card into my computer, I know it's what I should be doing. When the pictures begin to reel across my screen as sneak peeks of moments captured in time, I remember it's the right thing.
I get to capture folks I care about, with folks they care about, doing what they love. Often what they love is simply touching, sitting with, holding hands, laughing with the ones they love most. There's not enough of that in the world, to be sure. Capturing those moments - forever - that is good stuff. Real good stuff. I'm thankful.
You won't have to see many of these images to see the bond between these two special people. I love catching the moments when they look into each other's eyes or slip into holding hands or laugh so hard that their eyes shut. Good stuff.
I've said it before, friends, and I'm sure I'll say many times again . . . this is the good stuff and I get to be part of preserving it.
Thanks for trusting me with your memories, friends, and thanks be to God for cool people and happy families.
You'll find the entire session at Mollie and Ben