Finally, my follow-up to Allyson and David’s sneak peek! I know David from my ultra-geeky days when I played the game Team Fortress online. David is dating Allyson, and the two are completely in love! Now, what do you do, when you’re dating a fabulous woman and your mom, who lives far away, asks for a picture of her? Just any ordinary guy would send a picture—an ordinary picture—and wouldn’t give it too much thought. Maybe from his smartphone. Maybe from his nice camera, if he was more of a photo enthusiast. David is no ordinary guy. He contacted me and asked if I could photograph him and Allyson in wedding attire. My first reaction was that he can’t shock his mom with a picture like that! That’s a guaranteed heart attack! How would any mom handle a surprise picture of her son looking as if he were married?! I have a son of my own, and though he is only seven years old, I can only imagine in twenty or so years, if he were to show me a picture like that, my eyeballs would fall out of their sockets.
Shocked mothers aside, we decided to embrace this crazy idea. After a trip to a vintage clothing store, the flower market, and some ingenuity with spray paint, Allyson and David had wedding attire. The dress was, ahem, vintage (think 80′s). Vintage would be a optimistic word, but this made our faux wedding session all the more fun. It also doesn’t hurt that Allyson is just one of those women who could make rags look amazing. You can tell that these two are ready for just about any kind of adventure together. I was glad to be along for the ride!
I love the gigantic beauty of these trees and the exuberance of this image. This is young, exciting, thrilling love.
Allyson and David love to laugh together. Our faux wedding photography session was filled with lots of antics and lots of close, passionate moments.
I love the ethereal look of these black and white photographs.
This moment is so dream-like. It hangs still, and time stretches out, longer than real time. The essence of their joy and closeness can last forever.
Killer dimples. Can you say, “adorable?”
The bride and groom sparring.
Belly laughs are amazing.
An adorable moment as Allyson, standing bare foot on a tree, leans over to kiss David.
This was from my sneak peek, but I have to post it again! I loooooooove this photograph. I love the juxtaposition of the majesty of nature which is huge and ancient against the tenderness and intimacy of two people in love. Sigh!
Thank you Allyson and David for the joy of this adventure! And by the way, David’s mom loved the picture that he sent from this faux wedding photography session!