Mini Session with Ryann and James
February 19, 2019
Floridians Ryann and James rented a remote Vermont farmhouse this past week, and said of the cold air, "It's a shock to our system." They meant that in a good way-- like that feeling of jumping into a mountainside swimming hole. Refreshing and revitalizing.
They were celebrating 3+ years of marriage, and wanted a quiet getaway to somewhere far from home, where they'd never been.
I LOVE hearing out-of-staters' initial thoughts about Vermont. Ryann and James said they felt very welcomed by everyone. They noted the farm-to-table food as one of their favorite things about visiting Vermont. The cold? Not so much.
They were well-prepared and bought gloves, coats, and earmuffs for their engagement session. (They read my style guide, which discusses how easily men's ears get red. Earmuffs are the perfect solution.) Still, they were cold and when the session ended after sunset at 18 degrees, they were eager to blast the heat in my car. (To be fair, 18 degrees is super cold for even the most seasoned Vermonters to be modeling outdoors!!)
Ryann and James are super cute, and clearly very in love. They made each other laugh easily, and told me about meeting in 3rd grade. "She was the mean girl," James said of Ryann. But, after James ran over Ryann's finger in his roller blades, the two became sweethearts and married after college. (Not quite love at first sight, but even better.)
I love when married couples book me, for no other reason than to commemorate a trip or another successful year of marriage. It tells me that they are prioritizing their relationship, and want to keep that flame burning despite hectic work schedules and life stressors. Ryann and James were inspiring to me as a photographer because they reminded me of how special it is to see the spark of love and familiarity that only a marriage can evoke, all from behind my camera.
Ryann and James, thank you so much for our mini session, and when you move to Vermont (wink wink) we'll meet up again, I'm sure. :)
*Blog photos are not high-res*