tan + liz | lesbian engagement session, german village, franklington, love conquers all

We are over the moon with the Supreme Court decision that came through this morning. Love is love. And we're happy to see that in the end, love finally conquered. Here's a little engagement session we did a few months ago.  Tan & Liz approached us about doing a session of the two of them. From the start, it was very important to them that we represent who they are as a couple and catch them in the natural settings that they normally frequent.

We're so excited to be documenting their upcoming wedding. When we first met with them they told us they weren't sure what to call the day as they couldn't legally get married. I'm happy to finally be able to call it what it is -Marriage: a union of two people in love. Here's to everyone being able to celebrate in the name of love.

stop motion. 2014.

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i've always tried to focus on the important milestones on these end-of-year posts. but this year, it's been particularly hard to put this together without sharing a very personal side of us with the rest of the world. we take our business to heart, and our photography work is most definitely as personal as it comes. so it only makes sense while you all open up and share your personal story (day) with us, that we should open up and share some of our story as well. 2014 has proven to be the most challenging year of our lives. we were elated at the prospect of growing our business, adding new services (a photo booth), starting new ventures, and, not to mention, working with the best clients ever. but we were most excited to be growing as a family, and adding a +1 to our home. however, life had something else in store for us.

the day we said hello and goodbye to our little jude was the hardest day of our lives. it left us empty and heartbroken. but it also left us with the resolve to do better, to be better, and to have gratitude for the things we do have. we were overwhelmed by the outpour of love and support by our friends, family, and clients. and above all, it lit a fire in our hearts and bellies, causing us to focus on what's most important: each other, and those cameras in our hands.

in the months after losing our son, we turned to photography as a way to cope and focus on better things.  we created some of the best work to date, and decided to focus more on giving back to the community. 2015 is already starting out with a bang, focusing more on philanthropic work with the creation of the illume collective, and lining up some amazing weddings for the upcoming year. we're excited to see where life takes us this year. in the mean time, here are some of our favorites from last year.  here's to life, laughter, family, and focusing on what's most important, love.

 

ginnie + shawn | charleston, west virginia wedding.

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we had a ton of fun shooting this charleston, west virginia wedding.  and yes, if you've ever driven through there, i am talking about the city with the big gold dome... which is exactly where the main focus was located for portraits and fun. we've yet to meet a sweeter, kinder family, who welcomed us and made us feel so comfortable.  congrats ginnie & shawn! we hope you enjoy your sneak peek.