The only thing Kim and Detrick take seriously is how much they love each other. And that’s just fine by me.
If you measure the joy in life with goofy fun and laughter, this couple takes the prize. Kim has always been sweet, fun, and a hard worker, but I hadn’t met Detrick until last week when we met for their engagement pics. He is a photographer too, and that made this session even more cool. Once we were used to how each other thought, quite often I’d say, “What pose do you want to do here?” Between the two of us, there was NO shortage of photos for me to cull and edit. He told Kim before the session that he was going to just be agreeable with anything I wanted to do. I think that was super respectful and kind, but what I’ve found in life is that we all work better by bouncing ideas. It made their session fly by and we literally put the sun to sleep.
Can I tell you a secret?? Kim and Detrick actually were married last month. Kim wanted her grandmother to witness her wedding, and they had a private ceremony so she could be there. This decision is one of so many that couples have had to make this year. Brides and grooms have had to think about whether they should postpone, narrow down their guest list, and a thousand other situations – some related to covid, some not. Every couple is different, and like everything else this year – we all have to make individual decisions that fit our family and friends best.
This was my third engagement session in Glasgow in a month. I’ve learned so many cool nooks and while each session has some similarities, we’ve found new spots with each session. I find that photography is like reading a really good book (which I love and rarely have time for these days..). Each time you look at an area, especially if it’s in a different season, or a different time of day – you find something that was not apparent before. Sometimes I suddenly see a new view even after I’ve photographed a location for years. That’s the beauty of photography; it truly is subjective. And have you ever noticed that you can’t separate how you felt when you were photographed from how you feel about the photo. (A quick sidebar to illustrate my point: – Our granddaughter told me last week that she felt tired when we did her photos after our last precious grandbaby was born. Now, when she looks at herself in the pics, she sees the “tired” in her eyes. Good thing she knows someone who can do some more pretty quickly….LOL) And speaking of how you feel – I hope that Kim and Detrick remember the laughter, the conversation, and the great time that we had doing these. And most of all, I hope they always remember how they felt about each other on a cold Monday afternoon in November, 2020.
Kim and Detrick, thank you for asking me to be a part of your this time in your life. You truly were a fun couple, and I’m beyond happy for you. Life is incredibly short, and finding your other half is one of the best blessings. I hope you never stop finding the silly in the ordinary, and I hope your eyes never stop twinkling with laughter. Next month will be here in a jiffy, and I can’t wait to capture your wedding celebration with you. Love and blessings, Pat