I am so excited to finally share this intimate in home lifestyle session with Maria and Ryan in their Charleston AirBnb. This home belongs to one of Wes Andersons’ set designers, so naturally it’s amazing. Everywhere you turned there was a beautiful patch of light, or a unique little trinket. Straight out of a dream, I tell ya. We were taking mental notes for our future home. But back to Maria and Ryan… We started this session out in bed with coffee. What better way to start your day, right? But this one had a little bit more meaning… You see, Ryan and Maria started out their relationship being long distance. She eventually moved from Nashville, TN to Tulsa, OK for her dear Ryan. To help with her home sickness, he promised to start every day off great for her. How? With a cup of coffee in bed. But one morning was different. She looked over to her love to see a coffee in one hand, and a ring in the other. From then on, they promised to each other to celebrate even the most mundane moments in life with each other. And that’s exactly what this shoot was about. Celebrating mundane moments, because sometimes those are the most beautiful.
Advice from a friend…”I want you to remember the most important thing in your marriage. Don’t underestimate the mundane; the walks at night, the trips to the ice cream store, just talking….these are the most important things about a marriage and sharing with your spouse.”
And that is why sometimes your home is a much more ‘epic’ location than the top of a mountain, or in front of a waterfall.