When I was a youngin', I spent countless summer nights sleeping over at my Nana and Papa's house. At bedtime, I'd cuddle up in sheets and blankets and beg my Nana for "just one bedtime story about you when you were younger." Nana always has so many good stories. Throughout the years, she's regaled how she knocked out her front teeth, how she passed the time with her twin brother Billy, and how she became a teacher in the 7th grade...but there was one story I found myself asking for time and time again, her love story with Papa. Sure, she embellished (I don't think she really threw a rock to knock off his hat to make sure he had the right color hair), but there was just something about reliving that history that always stuck with me. Technology then definitely wasn't what it is today, but I've found myself wishing that I could see their story unfold, a young couple in love and the wedding that proclaimed it. Though it's a shame I can't, her memories have become my own, and her story is one that I'll always treasure. I just love a good love story.
Taking this into account, you can imagine how excited we were when our dear friend and acclaimed photographer Amanda Julca suggested we tag along with her on an engagement session she was shooting in the Short North. "Their names are John and Lindsay," she gushed. "You're going to love them". Without a second thought we obliged, and soon after found ourselves capturing a piece of their very special story, a session marking the beginning of the beautiful transition that is marriage. The entire time we shot, I couldn't help but be excited, we were capturing history! Their history.
Despite having numerous cameras in their faces, John + Lindsay worked it! Lindsay's beautiful smile is contagious, during editing we found ourselves unknowingly smiling every time she did, it's so radiant it was hard not to. John brought the jokes, keeping us entertained throughout. We all laughed...a lot. Overall, there's a special charm about this couple that words can't even pinpoint. So endearing. After following Amanda as she directed them through different alleys and side streets we sat the couple down for a quick interview. I loved hearing all the details of their love. John + Lindsay, it was an honor capturing this stage of your story, these last months before your "I do's" are said. 1,000 congratulations!
Amanda Julca, as always, created some beautiful images with this session. Check out all the good love stuff of John+Lindsay through photographs on her blog.