September 7, 2010

Aline + James {beloved}


These images were captured on a lovely winters afternoon and in just a few short hours with Aline and James, it was so sweet seeing how much they love each other. One of the best parts of my job is stepping into someone else’s universe for a few hours and just being a silent witness to it all. In these hours I am reminded how to love better, smile better and laugh better… how to be a better human.

Aline is from Brazil and planning a wedding back in Rio de Janeiro for next year. She has a blog documenting it all and yesterday she posted this open letter to me on it. This letter completely made my day, my week and my month :) This letter is confirmation to me that I am really doing what I am suppose to be doing. I am on the right path. Ive poured my life and heart into my photography and I love every single minute of it.

Thank you Aline for these sweet words xoxo


Dear Samm,

When my wedding planning started and the possibility of organising two weddings, came up, I started searching for a photographer from Australia to register that moment.

We still don’t know if we are having an Australian wedding, but once I found your blog amongst so many amazing ones around the web, I just knew that, James and I had to have pictures taken by you.

We don’t have many photos together. We have been together for less than 2 years, and really haven’t had that many opportunities. And as you know, we are not the average romantic couple.

But we do love each other and we were lucky enough to recognise the soulmate within each other.

Doing the beloved session with you was the one of the best things that we ever did as a couple. You brought so much love and romance between us. We laughed, and jumped and cried. And hugged and kissed a lot. Lots and lots of kisses. (looooove it!) .

But most of all you were there, and you had the sensibility to capture all those genuine moments between us. When we see those pictures we see ourselves. We see our love, respect and partnership. We see how we good we are together.

We ended that Sunday even more in love then before. And every next day we are more in love than the day before.

I hope one day, our kids and grandkids see those pictures and fell the emotion and love in them.

All couples should do a beloved session. All couples should do a beloved session with you.

Thank you Samm

X, Aline