April 18, 2017
I was feeling super nervous yesterday — I was shooting with a couple I didn’t know very well (I had only briefly spoke with Kalyn at a bridal show), rain was coming in, and traffic was NOT on my side. I was frazzled. I pulled up to the location we were supposed to meet exactly on time, how? I’ll never know. I got out of the car, grabbed my gear, and we immediately started walking over to the first spot we would be shooting. This added to my nerves. I like to be early so I can check things out and relax for half a second before I’m in “go mode” but there was no time and with all the clouds, the light wasn’t nearly as strong as I had planned for so I knew we’d be battling light for the entire session.
Five minutes after getting out of my car, I was totally at ease. I feel like I have known these two my entire life! When they were telling me about their story, how they started dating and how their relationship unfolded, I was shocked at how similar it was to mine and Colby’s story. They even have a three year old, just like us. Weird, right? Is there a word for someone like a doppelganger but instead of looking like you, they’ve just lived the same life?
I’m beyond excited to be part of their simple winter wedding in December! Congratulations to these guys — aren’t they the cutest?!