I first met Matthew while he was a groomsman for Paul’s wedding to Jenna that I photographed in 2015. When Matthew contacted me, I remembered him instantly as the man with the great hair, ha ha. It follows of course, that he would be courting such a beautiful woman as Litsa. Both of Mediterranean descent, Litsa’s roots trace back to Greek Macedonia while Matthew’s go back to the Italian peninsula.
I already had a good feeling about Litsa & Matt when we met to talk about their wedding, but it was during their engagement session that I could really see how great they were to each other. They both love soccer of course, but I was thrilled to see just how GAME they were for each other’s interests and their desire to include them in the photos. As you’ll see, Litsa had never been on a skateboard of any kind but was very much into giving it a try, since long boarding had been a big part of Matthew’s past. Matthew for his part was completely in to the session, not afraid to show his love for Litsa. I can only see joy in their future; this kind of couple is the reason I do this.
Being Game for your partner is probably one of the best things you can do to show your love. Not everyone in the world is super demonstrative with their affections and many of us are not into public displays and that’s okay. Just being Game shows how you feel. It’s no secret men don’t “love” having their picture taken for this kind of thing, so my goal is to let the emotions show through while letting the man keep his dignity and have the couple walk away genuinely looking forward to their wedding day photos.
I’ll be photographing Litsa & Matthew’s wedding this July and I can’t wait. I hope you’ll visit me on my Facebook page on August 11th for their sneak peek.