Is it not that many of us have at some point of our lives imagined or wished to have held the hand of our love and elope to get married? Even the ones who have had the opportunity to include all of their family members and friends at their wedding ceremony have some day fancied the idea of an elopement marriage. Why? …because it is exciting, thrilling and mysterious.
I was lucky to have got the chance to be a photographer for Sarah and Alex who planned this elopement photography session for themselves. The session was held in October at the honeycomb structure in Lincoln Park of Chicago.
Sarah and Alex had met for the first time in High School. From the very beginning, they felt they were meant to be. They found each other cute and interesting. Sarah told me how Alex had once surprised her on Santa’s lap while they took annual family pictures. Sarah says Alex always finds a way to make everything better. Alex, on the other hand, feels Sarah is the best person he has ever met.
Sarah and Alex love each other deeply and enjoy their time together. They both love Mexican food, classic rock, and chocolate ice cream. As a couple, they are simple and easy going.
On Sarah and Alex’s idea, we planned this session at the honeycomb structure in Lincoln Park. I used the structure for some of the early photographs of this session and then moved to the greener parts of the park.
Sarah and Alex dressed so well for this session. Sarah was a graceful bride in her gown from the David’s Bridal. She adorned pearl earrings which were matched with a delicate neck piece and a pretty bracelet. Alex suited himself in grey with a white shirt and a black tie. Sarah held a beautiful bouquet of yellow, mustard and white flowers.
As it was an outdoor shoot in October, I got a good chance to play with sunlight. The sun rays added the needed warmth to the photographs. The trees and bushes made for a delightful backdrop. I could use an old staircase in the park for some great captures.
The photographs reflected Sarah and Alex’s love as they looked at each other with admiration. They exchanged rings, held hands, hugged, kissed and above all smiled with all their heart.
I am thankful to Sarah and Alex for making me their photographer and letting me capture such intimate moments of their lives. Congratulations Sarah and Alex. I wish you all the happiness in the world!
Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,
The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.