If there's one thing I've learned after studying couples for as long as I have, it's that every love has a story. Sometimes, that story is a simple one involving the usual meet-cute, first kiss, engagement, and marriage. Sometimes, things are a little more complicated. Jenn and Tim know what I'm talking about.
The two met while working at the same company and had enjoyed the not-so-simple pleasures of dating in secret. Things didn't change for them really until Jenn took a job at a different company. From there, the two were able to be open about their relationship, and they came out of it with a pretty cool story. One, I have to admit, I wasn't able to let go of while I was planning their shots.
We were lucky enough to shoot at the company where the two met, and I couldn't resist paying homage to their first step on their journey together.
Beyond this, I wanted to catch the fun, hilarious spirit that flowed freely between them. There was a crazy amount of laughter and excitement during this shoot, and it mingled so incredibly well with the playful secrecy of the start of their relationship. All we needed was a single-light setup and their outstanding talents at taking direction.
If there's anything I learned from this couple, it's that every love story is a worthwhile journey as long as you're living it with your best friend. When you're doing it right, even the not-so-fun parts can be fun eventually.
They also reminded me that sometimes --most times-- photographers are storytellers. And this is one "happily ever after" I'm glad I had the chance to capture.
All the best, you two.