When I met Virginia and Michael, they had a very interesting idea for their engagement photos: matching tattoos. They had always talked about getting one and with their wedding at the beginning of next year what a great way to celebrate a new beginning together! During their relationship, Virginia gave Michael a card with a beautiful poem from E.E. Cummings written on it. It later grew to hold a deeper meaning to them. The poem spoke of love in it’s purest form — a declaration of total devotion and unconditional love. I always imagined that getting a tattoo would be incredibly painful but these two didn’t seem to mind. They laughed, they joked, they held each others hands for comfort. In fact, the few photos I have here of Virginia grimacing are probably the only ones from their entire session. I can’t wait for their wedding in January — what an incredible couple!
Here is the deepest secret nobody knows.
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide.
And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart.
I carry it in my heart.
- E.E. Cummings