The space you’ve curated and cared for is more than just a collection of stuff and things. It’s a place filled with memories, experiences, and stories. The walls have been witness to uncontrollable laughter and inconsolable tears; to cooking disasters and the best baked bread; to late nights and early mornings. It’s your home. A place you will always belong.
I know how sacred and intimate your home can be. A safe space. Inviting me into your home is a privilege I will never take for granted. But in those most precious and personal spaces, some of the most meaningful photographs can be made. If invited in, I will not ask you to be anything more than yourself. In your home, you can settle in, snuggle close, and just be. Brew your coffee. Throw a pizza in the oven. Dance in the kitchen. Take a walk through your neighborhood.
I most often hear that couples think they are boring or their home isn’t pretty enough. These photos we will be making? They’re not for me. They are not my memories, my laughter, my love, my legacy. These photos will not live on my walls, in my photo boxes, on my bedside table. These photos. They are for you. They open the door for intimacy and connection between you and your partner. The photos will give you a tangible reminder of the space you curated.
In 20 years, you won’t care that you had mismatched furniture, or that you could never stay on top of the laundry, or that you mostly just watched Netflix and ate popcorn together. You will care that you have proof that you lived. That your existence mattered. That your love was powerful. And that you belong to each other. You will have tangible evidence of your legacy to pass down to generations to come.
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