There is no truer match to the beauty of nature than that of love itself! Take away all of the structure, the toils of man, the meticulous ways in which we curate our lives, and suddenly you are left with all that is pure and lovely and true. It’s the same with love. Too often, we feel the need to buttress our happiness, to make a show of who we are and what we have and just how refined we’ve managed to make it all—and love is our greatest offense. Love is an incandescent blessing but it is also imperfect; it is raw and earthy, and there is such beauty in its lack of polish. That’s what makes it lovely and human, that two people should bring every bit of mess that they are and choose forever for it: every rushing water, every textured rock, every ounce of dirt made beautiful in a woven backdrop of unrefined grace… What scandalous love—to love and be loved and need nothing more.
A word from photographer, Isabel Johansen:
“Devin and Sonja love the outdoors and wanted to get some photos taken by a waterfall. We got to the falls pretty late in the day and the sun was setting fast. The scenery was so beautiful, and perfect for Sonja who loves contrast, dark and light. I placed Sonja and Devin where I wanted them, expecting to give them some direction, but they were already doing their thing and all I had to do was shoot. They had such beautiful chemistry and I love the way it turned out on camera.”