“The best love is the one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself.” -Unknown
These two lovebirds were perfect for an EMBRACE session; they’ve only been together for a few years (“but it feels like forever” according to both), but seeing them together as a ‘seasoned’ married lady, I still saw a ton of new-love energy between them. They are completely at ease with each other but there’s still a bit of buzz between them when they touch, and they still giggle and laugh together in that new-relationship kind of way. They are getting married this year so it was the perfect time to capture their relationship, in their new SUPER stylish home, in the months before entering the “honeymoon” phase of their relationship.
I loved noticing how Orry had the calmest, sweetest smile looking at Christina during the entire session, I loved how she always had her hand on his torso, I love how they laughed big and then sunk into each other, I love how they had no problem thinking of loving adjectives to describe each other (one of the ‘connection’ prompts that I use), I love how he pressed his hand on her back, I loved how they squeezed in SO close when we were outside.
I loved it all.
Here are a few words from Christina and Orry about their love story and their experience with an EMBRACE session:
Christina and Orry had crossed paths many years ago, but didn’t really land in each other’s lives until the end of 2014. After spending some time with each other, it became immediately clear there was an intense connection that neither of them had ever experienced before. They couldn’t get enough of each other and it was obvious what they had fallen madly in love. It wasn’t long after that they moved in together and started building their lives as one. Fast forward to 2017, they are now engaged and planning a wedding for October. Their family also includes a wonderful seven year old boy and a two year old miniature dachshund, Murphy. They are happier than they’ve ever been and look forward to spending the rest of their life together.
When we first heard we’d be working with Genevieve to capture our love for one another in the comfort of our own home, we were thrilled, but didn’t know exactly what to expect. Her talent for being able to seize little moments in a photograph is exquisite. She found a way to get us comfortable so we could just be ourselves and allow things to flow naturally. There was no “trying” or “posing”. We enjoyed every minute of the experience and had many laughs along the way. I think the end result shows just how easy it can be when you have two people who love each other as much as Christina and I do, and you have someone with as much passion as Genevieve to capture it. The album Genevieve generated that day is breathtaking and now very close to our hearts. Thank you Genevieve!
“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” -Unknown