Sometimes I sit in front of a set of images, completely compelled to write an amazing love story to match. Other times, the love story writes itself. Even other times still, I’m at a loss for words that could possibly come close to describing all the awesomeness that love already is.
Right now I face all three. Christine and Ben’s story was revealed to me during our engagement portraits in Laguna Beach last week. I saw glimpses of glances and a leaning in stances and all the chances these two took to make it together. I saw effort next to effortless. I saw a seriousness between the laughs, an understanding between the fun. I saw all that they were in that moment, and all that they had come from.
You see, I have the best job in the world. People share their lives with me. They share their love and hurt and joy and pain and sometimes they don’t even mean to, but they do. They let me in, slowly mostly, sometimes unwittingly, but always more in than I was before. I’m a professional observer. A professional life lover. And I’ve become a professional story teller along the way.
Christine and Ben’s story is a lovely one, full of embraces and honest faces and all the places you’d want a love story to go. I feel compelled to tell you more. Then I feel these images tell you enough. And then still I feel tiny and useless trying to describe all they have. So instead just observe a bit yourself…
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