We thought we had it all planned out... The perfect location, the exact timing, and perfect positioning of the Milkyway.
But after driving out 4 hours to get to our location, I discovered the park had just recently installed an electronic gate and there was no way we were going to shoot where we wanted.
We had hardly any cellular reception and no backup plan - but I wasn't going to let this opportunity go to waste. So after scouting around the area for another potential spot, I found this ridge at the side of the road (of all places) with a wide-open view of the sky. We made it happen!
This pandemic has affected everyone's life, for Frank and Ashley who are set to tie the knot on Jan 30. They both were doing a long-distance relationship and planned the whole wedding. Little did they know Covid-19 had a different plan. All the travel plans got canceled and so did their engagement session. On Christmas Eve, Frank gifted Ashley the gift of an engagement session to enjoy their love and engagement.
Anastasia and Rashaan’s love story started the way all the best romances do — on Tinder. In fact, Anastasia says they had the pleasure of falling in love through the app. They quickly learned to love each other from a distance as Anastasia was called away for military service.
They both agree that they give each other endless support and value their relationship as best friends just as much as their love as a couple. Rashaan is the nerd of the relationship, and Anastasia says she brings all the sass! Anastasia knew Rashaan was “the one” when they bought their first house together last year. Since then, they’ve been building their new home together as a little family, welcoming a puppy as their first fur baby, and even taking time to care for family together.
It truly was “match” made on Tinder!
COVID definitely made it so difficult for all the couples. But this couple was determined to get married in 2020. Changing location from a wedding at well know venue to parent's home was not a easy task. But they embraced every moment from wedding plan changes to portraits on the street outside her parent's townhouse.
Corona concerns us more than ever before. Especially in these times, it is important that we do not let ourselves get down. Love can't stop anything - not even a virus. We all just protect ourselves with wonderfully creative masks like those of Laura and Till from Düsseldorf. But I'm still looking forward to the times when laughter won't disappear behind a mask.
This photograph was taken in the loft of a 200-year-old traditional wooden house in the centre of the Vietnamese city of Hoi An during an elopement session. What drove me there was the moody atmosphere of the room and those incredible teal colored walls. The portrait was shot using only natural light, which in this case was a small beam coming in from a small window opening on the roof. I positioned the bride so that the beam would light up her face and left the groom in the shadows to add a level of mystery and romance to the image inspired by the sort of images frequently seen in Film Noir.