This was at the same time extremely difficult and surprisingly easy. See, we “live” with our wedding photos. We do look at them very often and know them well. So when you asked which one is the one, we both instantly and separately thought of this one.
Then the second pass was where it got difficult. Because you did miracles that day and there are so many stunning photographs. So we thought, well this may not be the most radical, you know, artsy, amazing one from the session. There were the silhouettes, the dust in the air… Hard.
After some thought we decided nevertheless to go with what our hearts told us and actually that’s probably what you were asking anyways.
Why this one:
IT REALLY CAPTURES WHO WE ARE. WE ARE A FAMILY – US AND LUCA.
We LOVE him. He makes us better – our fearless / fearful ring bearer. We are on the road. Metaphorically and literally, the road is our happy place. Even though we may appear stuck in the city, our hearts, our souls are nomads always on a journey. We are humbly in the background. We celebrate each other and our love and commitment quietly. It’s not a secret but it’s private. It’s a space for two. Our boy, Luca, takes the foreground, curiously drawn to the end of a taunt lead as if protecting us, ready for mischief and adventures, ready for anything! This image is brilliant.
AGAIN, THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER PHOTOS THAT PERHAPS ARE MORE “BEAUTIFUL” (WHATEVER THAT MAY MEAN), HAVE MAYBE MORE STYLE, AND MORE ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS, BUT FOR THE FAMILY OF 3, THIS ONE ENCOMPASSED A MOMENT OF WHOLENESS IN THE JOINING OF OUR LIVES.
- Irina and Mahdi -