A wise man once told me that you will live a happy life if you marry your best friend (and trust me, he’s pretty wise.) Many things in life come and go: money, children, youth, power, health, prestige. Even though so many other things fade, your best friend and committed significant other will always be there through the ups and the downs.
As a wedding photographer at Bello Romance Photography, I am becoming more in tune to the varying dynamics of the different relationships I see every day. From recently engaged couples to newlyweds to those celebrating their fortieth anniversary, every relationship has a different dynamic. Thus far, I have experienced and observed different personalities and perspectives. Every relationship is unique, but I think I can find a bottom line in this madness.
I see a correlation between the couples that I feel will stay together, and those that won’t. I feel as though the more compatible couples laugh more. Each enjoys the other not just as their lover, but also as a friend. They carry on about funny stories, inside jokes, and even their body language just seems more trusting and relaxed. If this sounds like you and your other half, KUDOS!
I love working with these couples. The easier the couple works together, the easier the photos flow. Our romance photography is about capturing that moment. You can imagine how much more of a challenge it is to capture those moments when they exist so scarcely in the relationship? Granted, I like a challenge every now and then, but I would much rather be shooting their last wedding. Brides, I love working with you all, but when your wedding is over, I only want to see you again for anniversary photos and family portraits, (or maybe coffee. That would be nice, too.)