There is such beauty in simplicity. Too often we can get caught up in the highlight reel of other people’s lives, the social media stampede of curated perfection, and somehow in all the orchestrated loveliness of it all we lose sight of life at its core. Love isn’t always designer gifts, dashing adventures in exotic lands, or hot air balloon rides cast against painted sunsets—mostly it’s a dance of seemingly mundane moments strung together by two loving souls. Sometimes, love is breakfast together, a lazy night in, or a walk with interlaced fingers and sweet summer air—but it’s no less magnificent in it’s quiet humanity. It thrives in simplicity, bursts forth with a joyful incandescence which lies perfectly conspicuous amidst a sea of routine. Cathleen & Mike’s historic park engagement is just that: a walk, two souls, one love—the image of simple love that’s simply lovely.
From photographer Mike Cassimatis:
“Forest Park in St. Louis was originally built for the 1904 World’s Fair. Over a hundred years later, it’s still one of the cities most beautiful attractions. Cathleen and Mike wanted their engagement photos to really capture them as a couple, so we planned a romantic afternoon stroll through the park. I absolutely loved working with the two of them—not only were they incredibly fun to be around, but they had no problem being themselves in front of the camera.”