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Her heart.
And his love for her.

They are beautiful souls. Who also happen to look really beautiful together too.

a bright white hallway. yas. take it all in.

friendly roof photo bombers.

Jenny’s sweet dad tried so hard not to smile with his teeth. Even asking for a time out from photos so he could recompose himself. Too late.

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We’re often asked what our favorite venue to shoot at is. It was always a difficult question to answer for us and we slowly learned that it’s because the venue isn’t the one thing that makes a difference. It’s the people involved. It’s the people we’re photographing and collaborating with that impacts the day and our work. The kind of people we want to attract are ones that understand the art in photography. That appreciate the process of it. That know choosing the right venue is important, to look for natural light, to be aware of areas around the venue that can work for photos.

We were unfortunately on a tight schedule this day but they knew they wanted photos. And they made time for that. Which is more than we can ever ask for. We arrived early, scoped out the area and were ready with a game plan. We know this is an important day and we always come prepared. To kick some butt.

He fixes her bangs after the wind blows through it. She asks for his opinion on her belt. They talk in low voices to each other with one of them always giggling in the end. Watching them together is always so inspiring.

They make a good team.

And we know together they are going to make for some cool parents.

 

One year ago to the exact date of this session, these two got married. Since then we’ve been lucky to call them friends, sharing vegan dinners together and, we’re proud to say, stealthily having them spill the baby news to us first. We couldn’t be more excited. And we can’t wait to see what we do together for their two year anniversary! We kid. We just love these two.

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Ten years ago it was just them. Making the leap towards their life together.

Since then it’s been a full life. They never say love is easy. But it sure is a crazy beautiful thing.

Ten years today it’s still them. And their sons. And Bella always watching from above.

 

Jorge+Summer renewed their vows by the same beach they got married by ten years ago. A little reminder for them. Of the life they’ve experienced together. What a beautiful job it was for us to be part of this intimate moment of life. The greatest joy in being photographers.

We dream in photos.

Most of the time those dreams include animals. And then we beg our friends to be part of it.

 

It was during a Superbowl party when we asked her, in between booing the Seahawks and chip bites, So about your horse… You see, Jenna has been riding for years. We knew this. And ever since this happened we had been having more dreams of horses. We asked her if she’d be up for some photographs with her and her horse. Thankfully she was all in.

So meet Amigo. A little skiddish, not so into boys, doesn’t like his meals being interrupted, totally into wearing floral collars, likes to walk behind you, a big cheese ball and a friend to Jenna.

Always cheesing.

Huge special thanks to Jenna again and again for agreeing to do this. You are beautiful inside and out friend. Thank you Chaz, Jenna’s wonderful husband who helped giddy up Jenna without a harness and who captured video of us working and didn’t share it publicly ;) And to Kat Kelly. Who nonchalantly mentioned she wanted to make a floral collar for a horse. She dreams in flowers and we dream in photos. Thank you for the beautiful flower collar, Amigo enjoyed chewing on it in between takes.

 

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When we sent Jenna all the photos she shared with us how appreciative she was that she’ll have photos of her boy even long after he’s gone.

That is what it’s about.

That is why we love photos. It’s the stories told after the photo is taken. The times shared long after. This may have started off as a simple dream but it came to be so much more.

Neill+Emma. They’re both from the UK. Lived in towns hours away from each other, not having a clue the other existed. About seven years ago they both moved here. And then they met.

Last year they got married and now they’re expecting their first baby girl.

 

The beauty of our job. Meeting people we wouldn’t otherwise ever meet. Then learning their story and being able to share it. Truly the greatest gift.

Lifestyle Maternity // joekathrina.com
Lifestyle Maternity // joekathrina.com
Lifestyle Maternity // joekathrina.com

Emma was so tickled about our idea with this shot it got us even more excited about it. Our kind of clients.

Ugh. Take it all in.

Lifestyle Maternity // joekathrina.com

 

Confession time: through weeks of email communication, our session was the first time we met Neill+Emma. Which is super nerve racking. But then she spoke. And then he said Hello. And then we realized…they.both.had.English.accents. (obviously this was before we learned their story.) We were done. We wish these photos had a play button and you could hear them talk. Poetry.