March 10, 2018
A couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day, I posted about my desire to give a photo session away to a loving couple. I asked people to nominate a couple and tell me why the couple was deserving. I loved reading through all of the nomination but I landed on LaNelle and Larry Stamps. They have been married for just shy of 40 years. They have had many ups and downs in life but have stayed faithful to each other and God. Their selfless love towards each other is evident in every way. They are stronger together. After I chose them, I learned that they hadn’t had a professional photograph taken of them… ever. They actually only have a few photos together at all. They are always serving and focusing on others. They were so much fun to photograph. They were the sweetest couple. When love is so real and so nurturing you don’t have to direct a photoshoot very much. Larry wasn’t so hot on the idea of a photoshoot but he knew it meant a lot to LaNelle. But during the shoot I would have had no idea he didn’t love having his photo taken. He was at ease and had so much fun with LaNelle. He made her (and me) laugh the whole time. Their love was easy to capture because it was true. I was honored to photograph them.
[Friday, March 9, 2018]