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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Heather and Brad | Beloved

Since my last post was so long on words, I'll try to keep this short and long on pictures instead.

When you find the right person, you feel it in your soul. Old wounds you thought might never heal, dissolve. Questions you had about ever finding the right person wash away. Life is more beautiful, more meaningful, more felt.

I've known Heather for a long time, more than half my life really. She is a beautiful, amazing person inside and out. She is sincere and tender and happy. When she started dating Brad everything wonderful and beautiful about her persona intensified. When she called me and asked to hire me for her wedding, I was first honored and second tickled that I'd get to document something special for her and for Brad.

Everyone has a story. And I love getting the opportunity to give people a voice in their stories. For Heather and Brad's engagement session I decided, because of their story, to do a Beloved session instead of the traditional engagement session. They were wonderful and open and I am so happy with the results. Luckily, so were they.
And do you know what made me happiest of all? The image below is the one they chose for their announcements. Why? She told me, "THIS is the way he looks at me that I can never describe to him. It's this face that makes me melt." They were a little worried that not using something traditional would somehow be a bad thing, and when asked about it, I told them that they should follow their heart. Be themselves. Send out what they love. Still unsure they compared the image with one of the traditional shots I took for them, and it was obvious to them. This was the right image because it was them and it was full of feeling.

I you are interested in a Beloved session, contact me. This type of session is devoted to love and heart feelings. You can do one for your anniversary, or if you've been married for many many years. It's all about you.


Kelli Bramble said...

Beautiful! They are SO cute together! Best wishes in their lives together! :)

Aubrey H said...

So much emotion was captured...great job! love them!

Tiffany Parrish said...

I want one!!! Seriously, I DO!!!! Awesome! I need to figure this out!

Cami and Dustin said...

Love, love, LOVE them Jo! I'm seriously giddy right now looking at these. I love the way you captured their emotion and love and happiness! I am sooo happy for them!

Rebecca said...

i was wondering what you charge for engagements bridals and wedding... and all separately and together.. and i would like to know if you are available september twenty fourth?

Joanna Taylor said...

Thanks everyone!
Rebecca, I'd love to talk to you and send you some pricing. I am currently available September 24 (congrats to you both!). Email me at and I'd be happy to send it over (sorry, I couldn't see how to get a hold of you otherwise). Talk to you soon!