Being photographers, it’s probably pretty easy for you to guess that we live to document life. Especially the times and the moments in our lives that we will eventually look back on and begin phrases with things like “I remember this…” or even “Remember that time when…” It’s the simple happy moments that collectively bring together a joyous life. Well, we don’t just believe in the power of a photograph, we believe in the experience of that moment as well.
And even though we are photographers, sometimes a selfie stick just doesn’t cut it, you know? So… we hired our dear friend Suzy Goodrick Photography to do the documenting for us. We were the subjects for once! And let me just tell you how strange it was to be on the other side of things, friends. We felt it all, from the excitement to the nerves and all the giddy giggles in between. We were our goofy/silly selves and loved every minute of it. We hadn’t experienced a session like this since we were planning our own wedding back in 2014.
As we wound our way through downtown Flagstaff and up the mountain, we found ourselves feeling giddy and flirty and loving this quiet time with each other. We felt exactly how a newly engaged couple should feel during their engagement session, but instead, as a married couple of nearly 2 years. It was after all, the very town that we found each other. All the nostalgic feels… ;)
Once the day was over and we were in the comfort of our home, we started thinking about how great it was for us to experience the things we did. To be in the shoes of our clients, to see and feel the same emotions. It was educational for us to remember how awkward it was to not know where to place our hands or when to smile. And how great it was to have someone direct us into comfortable and natural positions.
We were reminded how important our jobs are as photographers, to make our clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. We want our couples to focus on letting loose so the world can see just how strong their love is, and how devoted they are with this commitment of a lifetime.
It was such an eye opening and rewarding experience. We reminded ourselves exactly why we do what we do and why it’s important to us to preserve these little moments in our lives and in our adventure through marriage. Because it’s the simple happy moments that collectively bring together a joyous life, right?
Cheers to those moments friends,
Brooke & Doug