"Your starry eyes. Your warm touch. Your loving arms.
From today until forever,
I will hold your hands, hold them tight.
I will walk with you, through ups and downs.
I will love you, with all I am and for who you are.
You and I.
'till death do us apart."
(by Lenny Novitasari, for Vian and Jolanda)
One fine afternoon on my train ride back home, I hit Jolanda on Facebook Messenger congratulating her on her engagement. Somehow, I came up with an idea of doing a pre-wedding photo shoot for her.
With zero experience on pre-wedding photo session, I brave myself to book this couple. I am not a close friend of her, but with all my respect, I have considered her as my older sister (since I'm the eldest in my family). I have no idea about her fiance, he does not know me either.
That one fine afternoon, I have a desire of telling story through photographs. My only gear is my Fujifilm XA1 camera with 16-50mm STD camera. My desire lead me here. My old soul was dying to write a so called love story. I am not telling my love story here. I am telling their love story I saw through my eyes. With the help of quotes, love songs, and poetry, here I present you my first pre-wedding photos. Critics and comments are very welcome here! Cheers, Lenny x
THE STORY OF US
VIAN & JOLANDA
"I was trying to find my way back into love, he came into my life and I could never imagine what it would be if it was not him."
"He said, 'I will never leave you alone. My eyes will be your eyes. And let me be your feet to lead you to places."
"It was nothing I expected, he opened up the box, knee down. With the tears of joy in my eyes, I said 'YES.' "
"We changed each others' life. He completed me. She completed me."
"She's the most beautiful girl I ever met, and knowing that I will spend the rest of my life with her is both joy and happiness."
"Your starry eyes."
"When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." - Shakespeare
"Your loving arms."
"Till death do us apart."