My project 365 has been moved to its own photo blog because I wanted to keep the streams separate. Sorry for the interruption. You can find the continuation of that project at www.hennesseyg.com/heg365. Thanks for following along!
I know I am getting old. I am actually OK with it. The alternative is not very positive, and I have a lot of amazing things to hang around for. The challenge behind getting older for me is that other things, other people age as well. Your memory plays you for a fool as you clearly, distinctly remember something happening yesterday and in reality years, sometimes decades have passed. Sometimes it’s tough to reconcile. Other times it brings a pleasant smile to your face as the good of the memories outreaches the passage of time.
Those memories clearly haunted me a few weeks ago when I set off to take Stephen and Lindsey’s engagement photos. I remember meeting Stephen in the spring before his freshmen year at Thomas Jefferson. I remember clearly the bad practices when he was just starting to become a lacrosse player. I remember the good player he worked so hard to become. And It was all yesterday…… It wasn’t actually yesterday. My mind just wants it to be yesterday. The facts are that he will be getting married next year. That he and Lindsey share a great love story lovingly developed over time, snow and I’m sure more than one snowboard. It doesn’t take much time in their company to realize that Lindsey is a great young lady. You can easily tell that SLevin knows it by the look he gives his fiance whenever you ask him to look at her and think about their relationship. You can tell as she returns that look with a smile and a quick caress of his hand. If you read this blog, you know by now that this type of response is what I look for. That validation that these people have found the one. It makes the task of capturing the moments a lot easier. And a job quickly becomes a labor of love!
We had a great time strolling around Meadowlark Gardens on one of the few remaining fall days. The colors had mostly drained from the trees but we were able to capture just the last hint of a fall day as we prepare for next fall’s nuptials. The gardens are a great place to get a wide variety of backgrounds. We tried to take advantage of as much as we could for our short time there. Then they told me that they loved playing flag football together so we ventured off to a field to grab a couple of shots with a football. I thought the photos turned out great.
So father time won’t be kind to me at this event next year. I’m sure that there will be constant reminders of days gone by when I spent my afternoons strolling a lacrosse field. But those are fond memories. Ones that I keep close to my heart. Which is why it all happened yesterday.
I hope you enjoy the photographs