“My little one, come to me, trust in me, find me… walk up the dock and then follow the small flickering lights along the ground. I will be waiting for you, I love you, it is time………”
So every once in a while I find myself working some new fun into my photos. This week it’s been playing with “overlays”… What these are, well, they’re my doodles and drawings and more that I’ve drawn and used on top of my photos. And as I am starting to play with them, I’ve been thinking back to some of my favorite sessions and started to think about this one… This session right here. A rockin’ fun couple from Boston getting married in Portland Maine at the Portland Company. Anyway… I started to think about how their engagement session went and how it was a great one for sure. Especially because we really made it a story. And honestly, if all couples would allow this, I would be all over it!!!
Anyway… Let’s get onto the session. You’ll see some Wes Anderson influences in my photos for one, because I LOVE WES ANDERSON and all his work and use it for inspiration all the time. And secondly, because the groom to be also loves all Wes’ work. So what do you say we get this story under way and I bring their 2013 engagement session back to life. (because yea, it was a great one and deserves to be featured now… So boom! There ya’ have it….
So the story went something like this…
There was a boy… A boy who had this girl on his mind. He would daydream about their life together. How they could connect over the most serious and the most silly of topics. Her red hair and her bright smile…. How could he ever find her, and not just find her but hold onto her… Where would he go, where would she be, he sent her a private letter, with great plans, to get her to an island….
All those thoughts to the side, he knew he had to look his best. So he brushed his teeth. :p
And the girl, oh… She knew of him. She thought he too was pretty cool… And an island. “Why does he want me on an island??? Should I go? Should I stay? He is cute… He makes me laugh… And he may just be someone I really want to be with…”
So with all that… She knew she wanted to look special. To look special for this boy… So she did her hair and painted her lips…
From there. They both got “done up”… They both headed out the door, hearts racing, hopes floating, dreams, well… Dreaming… A boat ride to an island, “how would I find him?” She thought? Are there wolves? Are their Yetis? Creatures that will want to chase me??? If there are, will he come to my rescue? (I’m sure he would have Roberta…)
So to the island they went… He waiting up on a hill, watching her voyage in and being sure that she was safe… She nervously feeling the wind in her hair, the boat rocking as she watched Boston slip further into the distance. “I sure hope he is there and knows I’m coming. I sure hope he thinks I look beautiful… I think I love this boy”…
Once on the island… Both of them found each other and that… That’s when the magic really started. The smiles abundant. The surprises and moments breath taking. He found her hand, and she his… They laughed, they walked, they smiled. They created memories and started to see that this “dream” wasn’t so much a dream as it was their future. And then… Then they found each others lips and the island became their whole world. They built a castle and walked the beaches every day. Hand in hand, the waves rolling into the shores and their future starting, right here, right then… On that island…
Okay – Okay… Maybe that wasn’t quite how it happened. But Orion did ask Roberta to marry him. And he did arrange to have her boated out to an island under the darkness of night. She did watch Boston face off into the distance and he was waiting for her on a hill. Candle lit pathway, and he asked… And well… She said yes. 😉
And on New Years Eve – 2013 they got married at the Portland Company in Portland Maine. While it may have been freezing beyond belief, it still rocked!!!
The full session of images can be found below. ENJOY!!!!