Being a photographer is more than just a job. Its building relationships in the shortest time possible. Its trust. It creating comfort in an awkward situation. Its reading people and knowing when you've got there, when you've broke the barrier of that stiff husband or that uncooperative 4 year old. Its having confidence in your own ability to mold the moment all while photographing the entire thing as it unfolds. Ramble what said you?
These two people. I gotta say. I love these two people. Meet Tim and Liz Rowsey, my brother and sister (in-law, if I must). These two fell in love and married young. When everyone said they'd never make it, you're too young, they said watch us. They made an epic cross country and comfort zones move to Texas, where they knew very few people and had zero family. They went from the bottom to comfortable living, then gave it all up and returned. Only to start all over again and put Tim through a rigorous education program. Which he DOMINATED! They've had ups and downs. But I can't think of a single time in their almost 10 years of marriage, no matter their struggles, that they weren't a team. Always consistent. Always hogging the couch after Thanksgiving dinner for a snuggle nap, kind of love.
Today, they've traveled far and wide. They are thinking of families and homes and all that exciting future stuff. Change is in the air for this amazing, strong couple. On new years morning, the three of us threw on our boots, grabbed a blanket and some hot coffee and plopped ourselves into a wintery wonderland and I captured their ups and downs. Their goofy love. His looks and her smiles. They slowly ditch the coats, tossed the hats, drank the coffee and then when it started to snow, they held each other close and it was right. It was all so good.
Momma. Spokane. Maker of things. Design is my 9-5 and working to make photography my golden hour.