Taking time to document marriage can so easily be overlooked: we come from an engagement and wedding season filled with captured moments and then the hustle and bustle of married life suddenly falls into routine. Weddings are a starting point: the Point A to an infinite forever, they mark a point from which two souls take a leap of tremendous faith and self-sacrifice. It’s where the hard stuff begins, the nitty-gritty of shared existence—and it’s also precisely where it’s truest beauty takes form.
Why not celebrate the trenches? Why not champion a hard-fought and hard-loved marriage? Why not take a moment to breathe and be together and honor the beautiful between? This is David & Nina’s truly beautiful between…
A word from photographer, Cassie Valente:
“Nina and David’s simple couples session was inspired by the grand beaux-arts architecture of San Francisco’s iconic City Hall. We kept the look of this session incredibly clean but loving, and focused in on the gentle movements and gestures of these two in order to express their love story. Nina herself is a local photographer, which added a layer of sympathy and beautiful expression when it came to capturing her and David’s story in front of my lens. San Francisco’s City Hall holds an incredible history of timeless love through the ages, and Nina and David’s affection for each other was perfectly matched by the scenery around us. This session was shot as part of a 1:1 intensive hosted by D’Arcy Benincosa.”
photographer: Cassie Valente Photography / venue: San Francisco City Hall / stylist & planner: D’Arcy Benincosa / film lab: Photovision