Today, my Black and White Wednesday post is dedicated to Brittani.
Brittani is technically my step-sister, but, we don’t get hung up on the details, we refer to each other as sisters. We even look alike. People tell us ALL of the time, “I met your sister, Brittani/Lacie. You two look SO MUCH alike, it’s crazy!” Heh. I have been her big sister since she has been about a year old. Her little face would light up whenever she saw my brother and I and she would scream, “Ha-Hees!!!”, as she ran to us with her dimpled smile and her blond curls bouncing. She called us “Ha-Hees” because we would always greet her with, “Hiiiiiiiiii-eeeeeeeee Brittaniiiiiiiii.” One-year-olds are so cute. For many reasons, she is also one of my best friends, but alas, that is an entire post itself.
This week, she is on my mind, because she is hurting. She has lost her Poppy. I know this kind of pain. If you were lucky enough to have a grandfather who you loved with all of your heart and then lost him, you know it too. It hurts and my heart is sad for her. Poppy was a character and he will be missed.
I had the honor of taking some engagement pics for Britt and her fiancé, Ryan, in the fall. (Don’t get me started on Ryan. Talk about a character…) The results are some of my favorite photos. You can see the entire shoot here. I can’t claim that it was my handy work with the camera or expertise in editing, or even the backdrop of our little city that made the photos so good. It was the love. When you are with these two, you can’t help but feel the love.
They laugh together.
This wasn’t a posed, photographer-making-a-joke, kind of laugh. They are actually cracking each other up!
They hold each other close.
This wasn’t me telling them to get closer or sit together any sort of way. This is just how they roll.
They make-out like teenagers.
They had no problem whatsoever kissing for the camera. In fact, check out this juicy little moment. It’s so tender. I. JUST. LOVE. IT.
I love how her hand is palming, not just touching his face. I love how their eyes are closed. I love how he looks as if is being drawn to her and I love how her cheekbones are giving away that this is no fake photo shoot kiss.
Then there’s this.
What can I say? Could you possibly not believe in love when you look at this? Her captivating smile grabs you. Then, look a little closer. Do you see how he is looking at her?
Here’s to brighter days for Brittani. The world is a better place when she smiles. I am sad when she is sad.