I had an instant connection with Shane over the phone after my friend introduced us. It was almost like we’d known each other for years! Ian and Shane went to change and came out with probably the best outfits I’ve ever photographed. When I heard their story I immediately thought it was a fairytale. 15 years ago they were both traveling in the same tour group to South Africa and totally hit it off. They lost touch for many years and then in 2019 they were reunited. They have been inseparable ever since. Locals on the Island of Palm Beach could see the magnetism they both exuded. Celebratory waves and honking congratulations made this photo session even more special. There is nothing better than witnessing true love!
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”― Bob Marley