Something really magical happens when I photograph a couple I know and love. Brandi and Chad have been friends of ours for about eight years, and Brandi is one of those special few people in my life with whom I could literally sit and talk with for ten hours straight without ever running out of things to say.
I adore these two individually and as a couple. They’ve been together a long time and were originally considering doing some kind of updated wedding shoot, a sort of “now and then” vibe. The more Brandi thought about it, though, that didn’t seem right. She was more interested in documenting them as they actually are, in this moment of their lives. I loved the more authentic approach, so we drove to one of my favorite spots near Madison, WI and shot away, avoiding (of course) mosquitoes the entire time.
The resulting images are some of my all-time favorite photos from 2018.
Also, CrossFit for the win.