One of the things I’m most passionate about as a photographer is creating meaningful content, not simply pretty imagery. And this playful in-home session with Chris & Sarah was by far one of the most special and powerful projects I’ve been able to work on all year.
From the moment Chris & Sarah contacted me and shared their vision for this session, I knew we were a match made in heaven. Their idea was simple yet moving – they wanted to create an album of authentic and real images that displayed their personalities and relationship as a couple. This album would then be presented to the adoption agency they were working with and shown to potential birth-moms as a tangible showcase of their relationship and love. Yeah, I know – I got chills just thinking about that :)
We started our time together by turning off all the lights in house so that the refreshing sun could set the mood for the evening, cracked open a new bottle of red wine, and dove into photos! And here’s the best thing – I’ve always been about just letting couples express themselves in whatever way seems right to them, and Chris & Sarah’s naturally playful and hilarious personalities were a perfect fit for this relaxed and yet beautifully intimate session. We shared laughs in the kitchen, even more laughs as they cuddled up on the couch in their living room, and then turned out attention to their wonderfully airy bedroom where we wrapped up our session with a beautiful medley of intimate moments and hysterical laughter on the bed.
So thankful for these two for opening up their home and lives to my camera and still so humbled and overwhelmed by the opportunity I had to document such a powerful chapter of their journey towards parenthood. Chris & Sarah – I can’t wait to see what the next months bring for you both, here’s to the continued adventure!