“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of the one who sees.” – Rumi
Let’s go back to before their engagement session:
Anna and David booked us to photograph their wedding before the world was halted by the 2020 COVID pandemic.
As we were rescheduling wedding after wedding, David reached out to us via phone. ‘Oh no, another wedding to reschedule,’ I thought, answering his call, wondering if we’d be approved eventually for a grant or loan to cover the losses we were incurring.
To paraphrase how that call went:
“Hi Michael, we just wanted to say we know you are dealing with a lot of people rescheduling, and although we need to reschedule, we want to do all we can to work out a payment plan that will keep you and Carina secure until we can celebrate in 2021.”
I was stunned. It was hard to keep it together on the phone. David confronted us with his selflessness, even as HE was going through rescheduling one of the most significant, important events of his life. It’s people like that make an impression, one that never leaves you. He’s rescheduling his wedding, and he was concerned about our well-being.
This pandemic has definitely brought out some of our better angels, and David and Anna’s beautiful, selfless hearts shone in their engagement photos. We met them on an afternoon in early October 2020, along with their mothers who had come along to set up the florals in a canoe. The setting sun just kissed this hilltop towards the end of their session, so we set them free from poses and they danced into the sunlight. It was glorious.
xoxo, Michael and Carina
Photographed on a Contax 645 with Fuji400h film and a Fuji X-Pro 3.
Film developed & scanned by our dear friends at Richard Photo Lab.