May 14th, 2010
I’m excited to jump in and start this blog post since I know Marissa is patiently waiting to view her images. And rightly so, these two look so good together. I know she’s missing her guy and I hope this post cheers her up and reminds her what it feels like in his arms.
You know the old saying, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? Well I know it to be especially true. Geoffrey is in the navy and has been stationed in Hawaii away from Marissa. He only had a few days in town when we scheduled their engagement and I knew I’d have no problem getting lovey-dovey shots from them. I watched Marissa’s facebook statuses change from “is now only one week away from Geoffrey’s kiss” to “is sitting at the airport waiting to pick Geoff up!” to finally “is kissing Geoffrey!“
This last image was inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square”. Geoffrey and Marissa wanted to recreate it and I happily obliged. So after Geoffrey changed into his uniform and Marissa into her amazing vintagey shoes we set out to capture the shot. We finally ran out into the cobblestone street, stopped traffic for 20 seconds and accomplished our goal.
These two are such a special couple. Such love for each other and pure excitement to be together. I am really looking forward to their fall wedding since I know it will be filled with picturesque moments.
The next day when I logged into Facebook, Marissa’s latest update made me smile, “is at the airport dropping Geoffrey off for the very last time. Next time he’s taking her with him as his new bride “