Aryam and Daniel: Snowy Saint Paul Engagement Session
One of my favorite things about being a photographer is the seemingly random way I meet the most amazing people. Though in truth, I don't think that it's random at all- I believe that sometimes my path was meant to cross with certain people's, and I love when this happens within the realm of photography- it so often does!
Thanks to Camelot Photography, a wedding photography agency that I sometimes shoot for, I was able to meet this beautiful couple, whose wedding I will be photographing in the summer of 2016. I met up with Aryam and Daniel in downtown Saint Paul's Rice Park on a chilly late December afternoon. It took about two minutes into making their acquaintance that I realized that this couple was special: not only are they fun and easygoing, kind, funny, and beautiful, but they also have very interesting life stories that span the globe. With roots in Eritrea, this couple embodies modern love: they met by forces of magic in the U.S., and even though they're living in different cities until they get married, they are both working hard and dreaming big for what will undeniably be an incredible life together. Aryam's beautiful smile has the power to light up a room (or a snowy park at dusk!), and it turns out that Daniel was a bit of a celebrity in his home country before he made it to America just a couple years ago.
This couple was an absolute joy to work with, and I can't wait for their huge wedding day this summer: it will be the longest wedding-day shoot I've ever done (well over twelve hours!), but that's what it takes when the party goes on and on!
Thanks, Aryam and Daniel, for a wonderful afternoon. Looking at these photos, I can still hear the sound of your laughter lingering in the air! Hope you've finally warmed up after our freezing cold shoot!