I believe that I am one of the few lucky princesses who not only got to marry a sweet cuddly polar bear, but also get to live the fairy tale life filled with enchanting creatures. Our world became sweeter when a little Fairy Ballerina came into our lives, four years ago. And just when we thought that it could not get any sweeter, it did, when we welcomed our little Wonder Boy less than two years later. And… by the looks of it, our world is about to get even more beautiful as we look forward to embracing the newest addition to our little clan in January.
I’ve know Bobby & Priska for a while now. I first met them during a concept meeting for their pre-wedding portraits a while back. I remember Priska gushing about the concept she had in mind, which was Alice in Wonderland. We all agreed it was brilliant!
A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"
God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."
God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."
Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"
Have you ever seen a couple who are so in love that they can’t keep their eyes and their hands off of each other? I’ve seen quite a few doing what I do, but just last month, I have been given a rare privilege to shoot for a couple who are so much in love with each other that sparks are visible in their eyes… even after 25 years of marriage!
I often get the chance to witness the union of two people in love. But it is a rare occasion that I am invited to witness the celebration of a Golden Anniversary. 50 years of marriage! Grandpa Arifin and Grandma Martha have been through a lot over the years they’ve been together. They’ve fought together through the struggles and they’ve enjoyed a lot of good times together. They’ve welcomed children into their lives and watched them blossom into adults.
We’re a family of photographers. You’d think we have lots of pictures of ourselves, right? Well, we could actually do with a lot more. Being behind the camera all the time, we forget sometimes that we need to capture moments with ourselves in it. Moments that we might want to look back on in the future, moments that we might miss later when our children are no longer children or moments when the love we shared was the strength that got us through the day.
In the beginning it was just you and him. You’d stay up after work to unwind on your comfy couch with a movie on, or sit on your front porch until way past midnight to chat about how your day went. Your Saturdays would be filled with plans to visit your favorite restaurants, to catch the latest movies, or hang out with your friends. You’d bring your tired bodies and full hearts to rest on your warm bed at night and then wake up the next morning after ten hours of uninterrupted sleep.
We meet a lot of interesting people doing what we do and all of them have touched our hearts in their own unique ways. Every so often, we meet a couple who enter our lives as clients and remain as friends. We chat often - if our schedule permits, over a cup of coffee or a casual meal and if it doesn’t, let’s just say we’re grateful for technology.
Hanna is a sweetie, a romantic at heart. Back in college, she used to visit our site (www.axioo.com) religiously, not only to be inspired by the pictures, but also by the love stories of everyone we featured on the site. When her dream man finally came along and swept her of her feet, we were so honored that she chose us to shoot for their pre-wedding portraits and wedding day pictures.