The morning after Ben and Allie got married, we met on the beach for a bride-and-groom portrait session. We spent their wedding day with friends and family, but this morning – this moment – was all theirs.
The day before, I watched Allie go from “little girl” to “bride,” but on this morning, I saw her transition from “bride” to “wife,” and the transition took my breath away. Ben, who had such fun with his groomsmen on his wedding day, became a different, gentler person, a man wholly in love with his woman.
As I photographed this couple the morning after their wedding, I remembered the day after my own wedding – remembered the newness and the awe I felt, finally holding the one I loved and wanted, never to let him go. The sound of waves against sand and the brightness of the nine-o’clock sun isolated all other sound and left us with the feeling that the world was all our own.
I shot quiet, holding my distance, sensing the intimacy that made this sweet, simple session one of the tenderest I’ve shot.
Ben, Allie – thank you for sharing your love with me. I can’t tell you how I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve spent with you both. Here’s to your future, and to your childlike forever love that just keeps on growing!