Life is one adventure for Katie and Judge, and I had the opportunity to really feel that at this engagement session. Katie mentioned visiting this railroad bridge again for the shoot- it was the location where these two special people held hands for the first time. They ventured out one night five years ago, and it was then that their friendship turned into a dating relationship, and now an almost-marriage! Couper and I completely loved getting to know them at the session; we both left feeling touched by their kind-heartedness, and fun, easy-going nature. It wasn't to long before Katie suggested walking down the side of the bridge (mostly red clay, rocks, and dirt)- shoes off, white dress, and asking Judge to come along. He sweetly proceeded to take off his shoes, but soon after they both agreed it would be a better idea to make a more accessible trip to the river. I feel like I resonate with this kind of situation, and so I am brought into this place where I can see from another perspective how Couper makes me best. This leads me to say that great love, like that of Katie and Judge, causes people to reflect, to see their worth, and to remember that real love lifts.
Just before meeting either of them, I was told from different people how each of them love so well, not only each other, but others. I'll never forget one thing that was said, it was something along the lines of "[Katie] is one of those people that makes you feel so loved, regardless of the distance." I can absolutely agree with that now having spent more time with her, and I am so excited to be present at their wedding in November not only as a photographer, but as a witness!