I’m all about “doing you” and owning your own “weird”. And I’m absolutely in love with couples who live by that same philosophy. As we go through this journey of life. . . we learn so many lessons. And with each passing day- I’m learning to embrace my own weirdness and to just “be”. If we can just learn to trust and live by faith… we can enjoy our time here. And I mean really enjoy it.
There’s nothing more beautiful than being around people who also do just that. We all have our own quirks. We all have our own insecurities and inner demons. But we also each have our own qualities that make shine. With each passing day- we learn lessons that are molding us into the beautiful souls that we are. Imperfections and all.
“The Path of Life Garden is a landscape shaped by a revelation of the human spirit and inspired by our relationship with the natural world. Visitors travel through 18 works of art illustrating elements that constitute human life.” ~http://www.pathoflifegarden.com/. And this is one of Steph and Heath’s favorite spots. So they chose this for their engagement session.
These two, are so totally down to earth people who are real AND fun. Steph definitely has her own quirks that makes her all that more beautiful. From her love of purple to her open admittance of loving to be the center of attention… she is one who I fell in love with immediately. And Heath…. well he too is open, real and funny. So you can imagine the duo together…. they are a hoot!! From every conversation that we’ve had- I leave with sore cheeks. (Oh, because you know… excessive smiling causes those classic sore cheeks. ha)
They chose to have their engagement session at the Path of Life Garden in Windsor Vt. A venue that I haven’t been before- but it really spoke to who they are. Both as individuals and as a couple. I absolutely loved their sarcastic sense of humor and their incredible ways to make each other laugh. As I was editing their images… I couldn’t help but smile. The images we made are real, natural and authentic to who they are as a couple.
The romantic part of engagement sessions are not the ‘pretty pictures” that are made. But rather it’s the knowing that we made images that are reflective of the authentic nature of each couple. The silly smiles… the flirty glances… the sarcastic (yet loving) comments. They are all a part of the story. And they are all beautiful.