Archive for the ‘Couples’ Category

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer || Natalie + Charles’ Bohemian loft || Atlanta, GA

Los Angeles Wedding photographer // atlanta bohemian loft
 
A couple of days before they wed, snuggled together in their bright atlanta loft with their sweet pups.
This is Natalie + Charles & their beautiful bohemian loft.
This is their sanctuary. Where they spend their days working side by side as the light floods into their windows.
Perfectly decorated to represent them. Eclectic, colorful, joyful, & bright.
 
[see more images & an interview with Natalie of topknot goods (pictured) + glitter guide here. ]
 
 
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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer || A greenhouse anniversary session || Kansas City

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Greenhouse photographs
Los Angeles wedding Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Greenhouse photographs
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Greenhouse photographs
 

This is the story of Alisha & Daniel. Surrounded by green, celebrating another year together.
Growing, learning, adventuring together. Hand in hand.
The words that follow written by Alisha, telling their story at this stage of their life.
 
The Green
By Alisha Andres
 
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Through the fire, thicket thorn
As the broken branches mourn
I cup your face – a slate newborn
My most familiar clean
 
Losing limbs, you regrew me
Writing pages – chapter three
Our scribbled star-filled history
Flowing within the green
 
Outward inward, now a balm
Holding growing in our palm
Singing loudly every psalm
As one – we plant unseen
 
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Day Before Session, Hiking Haystack Mountain, Presque Isle, ME || Maine wedding photographer

Maine Wedding photographer
Maine Wedding photographer
Maine Wedding photographer
Maine Wedding photographer

 
Here they find themselves in the last moments before all the bustle takes over.
Before everyone gathered, before vows were written & read. Before much dancing, celebrating, &, of course, really yummy cake.
This is their sanctuary. Their tradition together. Hiking Haystack mountain, hand in hand.
Here they are, one last time before they wed.
Climbing up those rocky walls. Overlooking the pine trees below & Canada beyond.
Soaked in golden rays of sun. Holding each other tight. Breathing in. Out. Breathing deeply.
Finding themselves in the stillness & beauty of these precious moments.
Preparation. Precious preparation for the grandness that is to come with the morning sun.
 
 
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Monterrey Mexico Wedding Photographer || Alain & Alejandra

wedding photographers in Monterrey Mexico
wedding photographers in Monterrey Mexico

 
Their love is adventurous, full of laughter. It is warm & it is home.
This is Alejandra & Alain. & their beautiful life together in Monterrey Mexico.
From the early morning hours surrounded by the mountains of La Huasteca, embracing & waiting for the sun to leak over those beautiful peaks.
To the comfort of those white walls that they are about to call their first home together.
Preparing to fill those rooms with life & character together. You can feel so much warmth & excitement welling out of them.
& then, the day ending with the sunset overlooking that beautiful city.
Hand-in-hand. That warm Mexico air sweeping across their faces. Dreaming about their adventurous future as they look out.
Warm tears streaking down their cheeks. This is their love. This is their home.

 

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Wedding Photographer in New York City || Michael & Patricia & the day before they wed

NYC engagement photographs
NYC engagement photographs
NYC engagement photographs

 
The days & moments leading up to a wedding day are so beautiful & sacred.
Filled with preparation, loved ones arriving & gathering, the end of a season of waiting.
This is Michael & Patricia in their Manhattan home experiencing those sacred moments the day before they wed.
Sharing drinks on their couch while talking about their excitement, one last errand to the corner grocery store, greeting their
family members as they arrive to the city, sharing so much laughter, love & a beautiful meal. & then exploring those bright NYC streets hand-in-hand.

 
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Los Angeles Wedding photographer || Temescal Canyon Engagement Pictures

Malibu Engagement pictures
Malibu Engagement pictures
 
Together again, on the path where they took their first date.
Hidden among the wild, surrounded by the greens and golds of the earth.
The way he holds her close, filled with so much warmth.
The way she looks his way, bursting with love and joy.
Reminiscing on how their story first began, anticipating their spring wedding, and dreaming of a grand, long, mysterious, beautiful life by each others side.
 

 

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Kansas City Family & Lifestyle Photographer ||The Andres Family & their new home

lakeside portraits on the shalomimaginative.com
lakeside portraits on the shalomimaginative.com

this is Alisha & Daniel
& the start of their third year together.

Alisha is an insanely incredible writer …
these, her words on this season of their life:

 

“we never planned any of this. we found each other the way waves find the shoreline; a wild wayward journey spent searching until at last crashing upon the inevitable found home of sweet sand & rock.

we are still wild together, yes. we beat on against what life continues to give us: moving away from family & friends, losing dear people in our lives, the struggle to maintain certain dreams while putting others on hold, & the constant fluster & muss of the everyday weight of responsibility.

often, we are discouraged. but more often than not, we pull each other back to the good & honest truth; to the great mysterious wonder of our days that are filled with the smell of his strong coffee in the early mornings, the feel of our warm winter mittens as we explore the city in the black of cold nights, the sound of soft music playing & crackle as we read by the fireplace inside our new home, & the plain fact that we are each other’s compass pointing north. the intrinsic feeling that this city, this house, this family, was never by chance.

december marks our 2nd year together & everything in us feels the readiness of the new year to come. by the pull of the moon & the whipping of winds, the tide will continue to rise & fall & recklessly swirl in a calculated dance. & so will we.” {the song below, part of her inspiration as she penned these words.}

 
 
 
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Los Angeles lifestyle photographer || A foggy Malibu Hike || Kyle & Alisa

a malibu hike on theshalomimaginative.com

our good & dear friends.
Kyle & Alisa.

they just started a new adventure in Malawi, Africa.
we had a grand & beautiful California adventure with them before they left.
galavanting through the fog with these two will always be one of our favorite memories.

 
 
 
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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer || Tim + Ashley exploring the seaside || Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Rancho Palos Verdes Engagement pictures, Los Angeles wedding photographs
 
Lovers of adventure & a shared meal.
This is the story of Tim & Ashley.
Exploring the seaside with the breeze in their hair & the sun on their faces.
Crashing waves below, a light house ahead, & colors brightly filling the sky.
Love is so grand, like the salty sea, filled with great unknown & unfathomable beauty.
 
“we need the tonic of wildness…at the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. we can never have enough of nature.”
― henry david thoreau,
 
 
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