I know I’ve said it a hundred times, but Justin and I are incredibly fortunate in our circle of friends. We are loved and supported by such exceptional human beings…intelligent, compassionate, funny people who often also happen to be remarkably talented! Among the ranks of those amazing, gifted friends are Louie and Mary Elisa!
Louie and Justin met on the soccer field in junior high and the roots of their friendship have grown deeper with each passing year. Louie is not only a brilliant writer and marketing hotshot, his punk band, Vortis, can be seen rocking the stages of Chicago on many a weekend! The toast that he gave at our wedding stands as the best toast I’ve ever heard at a wedding to date (I’m not biased at all, of course!) and the flawless wit of his sense of humor has cheered many a grey day in our lives! Mary Elisa is one of those artistic souls that bring creativity to everything that she touches! From sculpture to welding to graphic design, her repertoire of talents is an astounding thing to behold!
Like so many love stories, Louie and Mary Elisa’s is one of those that reminds us of the hidden treasure that is so often right beneath our noses! As co-workers at the same marketing firm, their relationship took time to grow. Beginning small with revelations about liking the same punk bands and shared musical tastes, the conversations developed as did the dawning realization that-hey!- there’s something more here! As time flew by, their understanding of one another has grown into something apparent to all who know them! I can’t begin to express how honored and excited I am to photograph their wedding in Manchester, New Hampshire next October…I already know that it will be a stunning and stylish event!
So, without further ado…Louie & Mary Elisa’s engagement session in downtown Durham!
The rain sent us looking for somewhere sheltered to shoot and I LOVE that we got to play around in parking garages, underpasses, and with umbrellas!!
I LOVE this wall in Durham!!
Thank you again for such a great time! You guys are (seriously!) ROCK STARS!! We love you!!