South Portland Maine Engagement | Joy + Ben

Joy + Ben are a brave and fun-loving couple. Last Fall we got together to celebrate their engagement in South Portland and around Willard Beach, where they often go to play with their pup, Ketchup. These two humans were awesome enough to let me in on some of their favorite ways to interact, connect, and authentically show love for one another. I smile every time I think back to those moments when they were able to let go, play, sit in the quiet, embrace, and connect. This, these moments, real people being people, is what drives me to continue documenting the beauty of the human condition.

If you haven't read Joy's powerful article on Cosmopolitan on the topic of name-changing after the wedding, I highly recommend it. I'm awed by and grateful for her story, and the story of so many others brave enough to share their light.