Ansel Adams, a famous pioneer in photography, once said "Sometimes, I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter."
That is exactly how I felt with Gary and Bethany's engagement pictures. All the necessary parts that make for a successful session fell into place with an ease that was uncommon, including meeting a total stranger that was willing to allow us to use her beautiful courtyard for pictures.
The courtyard was almost magical with it's winding ivy and lush greenery but what really made the session magical is the connection between Gary and Bethany. The only way I can sum it up is that they are perfectly suited to one another.
Have you ever heard of the word lagniappe? It's that little extra something something. There is a sense that God has added a little lagniappe to Gary and Bethany's story...to their love for one another. It was pretty sweet being a part of that for the morning and capturing it with the camera. The right place at the right time to paraphrase Mr. Adams.
So sweet that I got totally caught up in the moment and forgot to get an individual portrait of Gary after this beautiful one of Bethany.
I hope that means we get to do a part two session the next time they're in town :-)
Gary and Bethany, may the Lord continue to bless you and make His face to shine upon you. And may you always so joyfully share that lagniappe He has given you with those around you. Thank you for letting be be a part of this special time in your lives!