Laura + Landon
The space between two people in love holds this beautiful energy and mystery. Friendship mixed with romance, mixed with expectations, doubts, hopes, fears, joy, sorrow, and beauty. There is a hebrew word called Zimzum that is explained as the space God created between two people, in marriage it’s the dynamic energy field between two partners, in which each person contracts to allow the other to flourish. (Rob Bell, The ZimZum of Love) It’s what holds us all together, what gives us space to mess up and give grace.
When I photograph people, especially Landon and Laura the other day, I see this zimzum starting to form. How they talk to each other, how they hold each other, there is this beautiful tension of trust and space between them. It’s quite interesting to watch as I photograph hundreds of couples over the years. It’s like I can feel the struggle of love they have been through together already and how it’s only strengthen who they are and who they will be together.
Laura and Landon’s story goes back 30 years ago when their dads were golf buddies! Whenever I hear these stories I get amazed at how the world can be so connected through a web of conversations, friendships, and random interactions. Laura is sweet, and beautiful, and kind hearted. Landon is funny, and personable, and is a good communicator. They make this good team that you read of in books. Landon proposed to Laura in Sedona on a hike overlooking Red Rocks. So of course we had to shoot by those beautiful rocks!!
I wish you could see these two interact because there is a sweetness between these two that is something special. We climbed up to see the sunset and enjoy a sip of champagne.