I met Jake & Arianna for the first time just a few weeks ago, when we met up for their engagement session.
Since that day, I have gathered the following facts and inspirations from this pair....
#1 - their love for their Creator is their driving force, and it will stir in you something you have never felt before
#2 - their love story should be translated into a romantic comedy -- STAT.
#3 - their chemistry is otherworldly, and I thought my camera was going to catch fire from the sparks flying everywhere
#4 - any bride that allows my baby to stare in awe at her bouquet and pick flowers right out of it is A-OK in my book
#5 - Jake's expression when he saw Arianna for the first time, walking down that aisle, had me in stitches -- never before have I seen a man go into shock and not be able to move a muscle (not even in his face).
#6 - I hope we get to stay friends forever and ever, amen.
When people ask me what my favorite thing to photograph is, I say "couples. hands down." Why? Because there is something so powerful about the energy between two people in love. They alone have the power to bring a certain spark out of the other person. Joy sizzles like power lines between them. Laughter ripples the air, affecting everyone within hearing radius. And I get the honor of documenting all this magic as it unfolds.
Jake and Arianna are the EPITOME of my reasoning.
If you are able to get through this entire blog post without feeling something, you are dead inside :)