Kelly + Michael: Conversation, Silence and Everything-In-Between - a crisp, early fall Couple's Session
Ok, I'm going to admit it. More often than not, I roll my eyes when someone mentions lawyers. I may be guilty of occasionally suggesting all lawyers should be banished from the earth. (What? Me?) I have a few friends that are lawyers, but has that stopped me? Nope! So...of course...the Universe decides it's time for me to work with a pair of kind, socially-conscious, thoughtful, funny, generally-all-around-wonderful human beings that I'm already growing attached to...who also happen to be lawyers.
DAMMIT Universe - can't you just leave my irrational rants in peace???
Seriously, though: Kelly and Michael are everything I look for in my couples. They are - individually - people of heart and kindness and character, who exude warmth and authenticity, who laugh easily and make me chuckle...who were just as delighted as I was to witness two groundhogs slow-speed chasing each other in the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (if you could call it a chase).
And if they're those things individually, that just scratches the surface of who they are together. It's such a gift to begin to witness and experience the partnership of two people that manage to challenge and push each other, while still maintaining a space that says "I love you exactly as you are, in every way." A partnership that slips as easily into comfortable silence as it does into lengthy and engaged conversation and reflection, and still exudes the energy of exploration and discovery even as it seems familiar and easy.
How lucky are these two? And the best thing is...they know it. They are so clearly grateful for what they have together. It's amazing. Take a look at the photos below. You'll see exactly what I mean.
And, ok, ok. Maybe I need to quit with the lawyer rants.