Yesterday Monday April 25, 2011 was an awesome day! After getting up at the ass crack of dawn for doctor appointments 30 minutes away and dealing with that stuff, I had a great evening doing a photo session for a life long friend and his wife.
A little history about this amazing couple...I have known Erik for about 12 years. He dated my best friend in high school and was just a awesome friend to be around. Long story short he has been working with me for about 2 or 3 years now. It's great having someone close around. His wife Amber is a sweetheart (and I'm not just saying that because she likes my photography). They (Erik and Amber) are still considered newlyweds...they have not been married a year. A few months in to their marriage they found out Amber has lymphoma in her lungs. She is a real trooper. I'm simply amazed at both of their confidence and strength. It's hard enough to be a newlywed (boy do I remember it too well) but to have cancer? Wow...just wow.
So that brings us to the photos. I'll be honest, I was quite nervous. I had not photographed real "people" (my Husband doesn't count, lol) since I was at Watkin's College of Art and Design. So, what...over 8 years ago? Yes, I was a little nervous. As always though, I worried over nothing. Once I took a few shots it was like everything came back to me.
Amber messaged me last night after viewing the results and said, "When I first thought about it I didn't think it would be a real happy occasion to take pictures but you captured our happiness and the happiness I have when I'm around Erik." it brought tears to my eyes...I'm glad I could be a part of the happiness. :)
Here is to a long life of love to the both of them. <3