Wednesday, December 21, 2011

julie / 10. 04. 11 / beloved session

so apparently we're trending in blog abandonment.  once again, i'm saying my sorries.  and as trav + i shift our focus a bit from learning our craft to working on our brand + learning how to build our business, the blog will probably be sparse for an even longer while.  however, we do have a little goody to share with you right now..

it's trav's + my belief that solo sessions are so IMPORTANT.  yup, i used caps so you know it must be true.  with the nature of time and growth, who you are in this moment is fleeting.  and this you is someone to remember.  for your parents, for your children or some day children, for all those that know and love you, but especially for you.. we hold firmly that you need to treasure who you are right now.

this sesh is of my dear friend, julie.  julie has been spending majority of her moments studying to become a nurse.  girl is ded-i-ca-ted.  and always shines as the brightest light in any room.  we met in chem class three years ago.  i knew i loved her when she showed up to class one day late with messy hair, wearing a beater, sweats and boots.  as she walked past our teacher and took a seat, mr. ashby said, "tough today, julie?"  she scrunched her cute little eyebrows at him and replied, "no.  if i was trying to be tough i would've brought a bat." i burst out laughing.  the girl is funny, charming, freaking gorg and can really rock a cowichan.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

terry + sandi / 10. 02. 11 / beloved session

they are dreamers, lovers, explorers, best friends.  they also happen to be trav's dad + step-mama.
one summer, about 5 or 6 years ago, trav + i did the 4 hour drive with terry to meet up with sandi at their home away from home in shuswap.  we arrived to a dark, starry sky and warm embraces from sandi.  once our bags were in the trailer and our beds were made up, she cuddled next to terry at the kitchen table and closed her eyes.  i remember the gentle quietness about terry as we all watched her drift into sleep.  it'd been a couple weeks since he had seen her as he had been committed to a job back at home.  i whispered, "you must be so happy."  he nodded and was quick to talk about how much he adored his wife.  as tears came to his eyes, he looked at her with an ever present smile. 
that small moment that remains etched in my memory, that is exactly what their love is.  it is tender.  and it is obvious.
trav + i had the joy of doing a beloved session with terry + sandi recently, exploring an abandoned store along the backroads of chilliwack.  our sunday morning with them was simply a series of more moments of witnessing their love for each other unfold so organically and honestly.  on the drive home trav said, "just being around them, being present in their love is so.. comforting."  yep.  definitely.