Miles apart in physical distance. Together inseparably in heart.
Mike + Shannon
Tying the knot on January 2nd, 2016
Friendship est. Fall 2007
I'll be completely honest, I am ecstatic about the final image posted in this series. When I photograph someone near to my heart, I have this obsessive need to document them exactly how I want to remember them. It's almost intimidating to photograph friends and family because of the expectations I set for myself. It's not the same as photographing any of my other clients. With any of my other clients, their faces are fresh, their stories new and fascinating. It just clicks; I can instantly hone in on their apparent beauty. I feed off of the details I learn as their session unfolds. But those I'm close with? When I've known someone for so long, everything is beautiful. How could I possibly encompass the fullness of their existence in one frame? I'm not sure if there are exact words I can pour into this brief paragraph to describe the personal success of this image, but its an image I can connect with forevermore.
For the time being, Ayden and I are crashing in Negaunee.
We don't move into our new apartment until the beginning of June, so we're taking shelter at our cousin Kelley's house. Due to the transition, I decided to drop my first summer class at NMU in order to spend more time with Ayden for the month... and focus more time towards photo! Win, win!
Big, awesome things are happening behind the scenes here,
but for now I'll leave you with pictures of a tired child eating waffles.