"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than the sun, more last than the star."
-e. e. cummings
This session hits near and dear to my heart for more ways than one. I have known this couple for almost two years now and they have become two of my favorite people over a short period of time. I knew when I met them that this day would come eventually.
This session was planned so thoughtfully from the clothing down to the locations over a couple of months time. We decided to start the day in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, MO. It was SO hot that day, but they pulled it off like it didn't phase them at all.
If you've been lucky enough to hang out with these two, you know that they were meant for each other. Tom says that that when he met April at an Elvis party "this gorgeous young lady with long, straight brown hair walked in with a blazer and jeans on." (The fact that he remembers what she was wearing... ) So sweet!
They both share a love for old school country music and have a tradition of incorporating that on their Saturday date nights. Tom also tells me that April has qualities within her that are a rare find. He says she taught him how to love, and to be loved..
He loves her gypsy spirit, and they love taking road trips as a way to spend time together as well and seeing where the roads take them.
We wrapped up our session in the downtown area, and then headed out for a brief break from the sweltering hot towards the country.
Enter, the most fitting vehicle for this session ever!
Beautiful '31 Ford!
But lets face it.. These guys were the stars of this show. The love they have for one another oozes from them. They are true best friends, a team.
We had such a great day from start to finish. I could have shot with them forever but the storm was moving in so we had to get a move on.
And so.... the sun set on this beautiful day, and couple. I am so excited for their October wedding! They decided to do something that fits their personalities just as perfectly as this session did. Steampunk!
April and Tom, thank you so much for taking me along on this adventure with you. I look forward to many more. I send my wishes of love, happiness, and success to you both. I can't wait to see where you go from here!