What is it that makes us feel so connected to someone? It’s remarkable how instantly we can be drawn, how eyes can meet across a great distance to feel connection, sometimes even instantly?! Most of us want, need, to be seen and heard on a deep level. Deep connection sounds simple, but it’s a hard thing really experience. Think back, when was your last really deep conversation? A conversation where you felt safe enough to share your truth, your vulnerability? When was the last time you kept going past the scary parts to connect?
I think it is this human need for connection that fascinates me. My work is an investigation of human connection. The ways that people express affection and show connection vary so much from couple to couple. Spend even a few minutes with Megan and Brian and you can feel their energy and connection filling the air around them.
I think they know a bit about how special they are together. You can see it in their eyes and in the way their friends look at them. Their wedding day on San Juan Island at Roche Harbor cut through so much pretense that can surround weddings. It was about bring friends and family together to celebrate. It was about having a damn good party. I’ll let me photos do the talking from here.
“In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love.” -Rumi