I met these two in NYC when they stepped in to model for one of my mentor sessions. Little did I know what BABES they are in front of the camera. We photographed them in our Lower East Side boho Airbnb, then again for some Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO adventuring.
When you get the opportunity to go back to your home town and photograph an old friend you haven't seen since high school, and you get to walk into her home and see the beautiful life she's led since the days of locker rooms, basketball games, and proms. Wowza. This one was so special for me guys. In high school I always remember Kelsie as being the person who was so kind and loving to everyone she encountered. Seeing her now, that hasn't changed a bit. Kelsie and Eric welcomed me joyfully into their beautiful home, which you could tell was filled with so much warmth and love. These two are so head over heels for each other. Throughout our session they kept giggling and whispering to each other, yet they never once made me feel like I was awkwardly intruding in their moment. I had so much fun capturing their marriage because they weren't afraid to let me in, to be themselves, and to have so much fun. They laughed, danced, snuggled, and even posed a little with their puppy, which by the way is the CUTEST puppy on the planet. In case you were wondering. ;) Even just spending an hour and a half with these two, I could tell they are one of the most down to earth, kindhearted couples ever. They love each other so big, and as a result are able to love others just as much. As I was about to leave, they handed me a bottle of wine and some hot cocoa mix, further marking themselves in my mind as some of the best clients I've ever had.
Enjoy Eric & Kelsie's in home session! I hope they make you believe in love and marriage, the kind that isn't afraid to be goofy and get a little sexy. ;)
Lindsey Roman is an adventurous, destination wedding and elopement photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii and available worldwide. She lives for outdoor adventures, intimate moments, and candid images. Her style is raw, passionate, and authentic. She believes in chasing sunsets, laughing too hard, and most importantly: capturing genuine moments that evoke feeling over perfectly posed photographs.
There's something so raw and authentic about capturing a couple in their element. There's no distractions, just two people totally and completely in love. Jade and Tanner welcomed me into their home so graciously, and let me capture a glimmer of their intimacy. It's so hard to choose which part of this session is my favorite, but I think some of the real gems are when their little pup Finn makes an appearance in bed with them. ;)
Most of you might be familiar with Jade & Tanner from the TV show Bachelor In Paradise, where they met, fell in love, and got engaged last year. I've been a fan of the whole Bachelor Franchise since 5th grade. I've seen these shows create so many couples, a lot of who don't make it, but I've always been fascinated with the ones that have. Because despite the odds stacked against them, and despite the mass skepticism from people who don't believe these shows are the real deal, their love won out in the end. And guys, getting to witness Jade and Tanner's love, with no camera's (well except mine ha) and no TV interviews, was truly something special.
At one point during our shoot I asked them the question, "What are you most proud of in the other person?" and told them to answer to each other. As Jade began answering the question to Tanner, her eyes filled with tears. I don't even remember what her answer was, and that's ok. I don't need to know, because their answers were meant for one another. But what I do remember is the raw, unashamed emotion expressed in that moment. Pure love. You could feel it in the air; you could see it on their faces. And that moment is why I love this job, and why it doesn't even feel like a job to me. Because I'm betting when they look back on these photos they'll remember those answers, and this special time in their first year of marriage where they overcame the odds and fought for something beautiful. And dang guys, it sure was beautiful.