“People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matters. But that’s not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matters a little bit more.” – Jodi Picoult


We finally arrived at the desired location. I stepped out of the car and walked toward where my client was standing. Jeffrey, looking a bit pressured, was trying to decide which outfit he should wear first. “Yeah, you gotta wear the gray sweater first.” I reassured him. I then peeked over the rear window of his car. To my surprise his back seat was filled with props and items that are all intended to be used for the shoot. I knew then and there that this was going to be a great session. I started to make small talk with Jeffrey while I help set up the props for their engagement shoot. “Sorry If we are running late.” He apologized. “No problem.” I answered. Apparently, he was driving like a maniac throughout the whole day, trying to gather all of the items that was needed for the shoot. Amazing. Because these days, it’s rare to see guys taking initiative in planning or even taking part of an engagement session. Let alone, arrive for the shoot, well dressed and actually concerned about how they look. Usually the would-be brides have to drag their would-be grooms kicking and screaming. Or so I’ve heard. I am fortunate enough to say that I haven’t experienced or seen one. And Jeffrey definitely does not fall into that category. He pulled no punches in planning this session. He brought his “A” game and came prepared. But all the hard work has paid off. Because as Shiela walked towards where we were standing, her eyes widened in awe. She probably wasn’t expecting half of the things she saw. A quilt blanket. Chessboard. A Bottle of wine. Wine glasses. A vintage luggage. A bouquet of flowers. He even brought out his Taylor & Martin acoustic guitar. These are items that probably have significant importance to their relationship. Or items that will recall a story for them. One thing is for sure, Shiela was impressed. Some might wonder why put in all this work for just an photo shoot? Well, all I can say is that if a guy is willing to work this hard for “just an engagement session”, just imagine the amount of work his willing to put to make his wife-to-be happy.

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