Since Clay & Mara’s wedding ceremony took place at dusk, we decided to wake up bright and early for a next-day portrait session. There is something magical about a next day session – no real time constraints, the couple has soaked in that they are officially married, and it’s another chance for the bride to put on that dress another day (without the fear of getting it ruined before the reception!) We ran around the farm, sat in corn fields, frolicked through the woods, and relaxed by the lake. Swoon. I can’t describe the peace and happiness I feel as I look through these images. This was also the last official time Clay was putting on his military uniform (which is a huge deal), and I’m so glad we could capture that last time in such a beautiful way. Clay & Mara, thank you for trusting me and being excited to explore nature for a few hours capturing your love. Even after being together for so long, I just love how you two still look at one another with such admiration and care. The quote by Pablo Neruda reminds me of Clay & Mara’s relationship, and I wanted to share his beautiful words with you all today.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you simply, without problems or pride;
I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this,
in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
- Pablo Neruda
fresh eggs right out of the coop!
Mara, you are GORGEOUS!!