A CENTRAL PARK, NYC ENGAGEMENT | BRANDON & DAVID
Words have failed me over and over when I've tried to sit down and put down how I feel about these two. Write. With pen and paper. Type. On my Notes app. I've started and stopped, stopped and started, again and again.
Introduced by Marissa of Studio Posy, Brandon, David, and I met at The Green Onion late last winter. Within minutes I fell in love. By the end of our brunch, I was their wedding photographer, walking in a haze of gratitude for the universe bringing these two into my life.
Does all of that sound like overkill?
I'm not exaggerating one tiny bit.
There's a reason whenever I'm out & about in Norfolk with Brandon (which has happened on a few occasions the last few months--further testament on how well we get on) everyone knows him, greets him with a smile, and starts chatting him up. Brandon is quite possibly the most empathetic, most considerate man I have ever met.
And there's a reason if you look up the reviews to David's practice online, one common remark is how David speaks to you. David has a way of talking to you, to listening to you, that makes you feel as though you are the only person in the room. Wait, no. Not only are you the only person in the room-- you are the most important, most fascinating human being to ever exist in that room. It's a trait few have, the ability to instantly make others feel better; a gift. It's I wish to possess for myself.
Together these two are a combination of everything I love in human beings. In humanity.
I've been quiet lately. To be honest, these last five months have been quite challenging for me personally. I'm not going to pretend that our political climate hasn't rocked me a bit, too. I will say that the weekend I was with Brandon and David is one of the best I've had this year. I spent time with them outside of "work"/their portraits, and being with them, talking with them... just sharing their space was refreshing beyond words.
So I'm terribly behind on blogging, on having a proper website fully up, all of the day-to-day runnings of a business, but I had to honor these two. I had to share these portraits, which are some of my personal favorite work. I had to show their love, their way with each other.
Words fail me even now, considering how to thank you for all that you have done, and all that you continue to do for me. Our weekend in NYC, and your wedding day, for certain won't easily by forgotten. I can't wait!
Here's to beautiful friendship & gorgeous photographs.
All my love,