It was one of those magical evenings. A photographers dream! Not only were we marveling at this beautiful couple, but the sky seemed to beam with delight!
Allie and Michael have been friends of ours for a while. There is something so unique and special about a couple who you've known individually and then as a pair--you are able to witness a person become more themselves in the presence of the other person. This is the gift of love!
At one point during the evening, I remember turning to Keenan and saying "this is so easy!". Allie and Michael have a whimsical, child-like spirit about them. We were able to encounter who they were. Allie, a dancer, came alive amidst the scenic fairyland of Dry Creek Trailhead near Baseline Reservoir in Boulder, Co! Her movements added fluidity and realness to the photos. There was an ease about her that broke any barrier between the camera and she and Michael. Michael played right along, leading her with confidence, steadiness, and love!
The whole evening reminded me of why love, in the fullness of its nature, must be shared. It cannot help BUT be shared, as witnessed in the overwhelming love of these two. The encounter with another--the deep and intimate sharing with another--reflects a communal bond that beckons us to encounter ourselves in a deeper way. After all, the very nature of our beings was created out of this love, for this love!
We're praying for you, Allie and Michael, as you continue this journey towards marriage. And we are STOKED to be able to capture your wedding in November in sweet home Alabama!