Life has a funny way of bringing people back into your life. I was shooting a bride and groom at a wedding two years ago and while I was busy hanging up the bride’s dress for that classic shot, I suddenly heard someone exclaim my name, “NA-FA ADA-DE-VOH!” The woman’s voice chopped my name into distinct syllables in that way that only people from back home know how to do. I turned and saw Augusta. Augusta is sister to Jesse, whose engagement and wedding I recently shot as well.
At that wedding, we hugged and reconnected and a few weeks later, Augusta called to tell me about her impending nuptials and without any room for argument informed me that Judah Avenue would be documenting her wedding day. Now, I’m happy to say that her day of matrimonial bliss is near! But first, we had to complete the lovely couple’s engagement shoot. We traveled to Centennial Park in Ellicott City, Md., where Chris serenaded his blushing fianceé with a romantic melody or two. Then, the young couple braved the lake and set off on an adventure in the water with a bouquet of heart-shaped balloons trailing.
We capped the shoot with a low key session in the field as Augusta and Chris revelled in endless affection. Augusta and Chris, congratulations, may your married life be as easy and as sweet as a walk in the park. Cheers!