An Afternoon With D + S [a love story]

 

“If you can’t sleep

I’ll be there in your dreams
I’ll be there in your dreams
If you can’t sleep at all

And in your dreams
I’ll touch your cheek
And lay my head on your shoulder

Goodbye shadows
Goodbye shadows

You’re far away
If you can’t see my face
if the world is cold
but the sun shines the same

Shut your eyes
There are bluer skies
for your embrace to my heart

Goodbye shadows
Goodbye shadows

If you can’t sleep
I’ll be there in your dreams
I’ll be there in your dreams
If you can’t sleep at all

And in your dreams
I’ll touch your cheek
And lay my head on your shoulder”

 

Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

 

Photographing two creative librarians’ love story who are head-over-heels crazy for each other was such an amazing way to spend the afternoon.

 

I photographed Dana and Sheldon’s wedding several years ago, and it is still one of my personal favorites.  The quirky crafty ideas and vision of these two was just as wonderfully present in this session as it was at their wedding.  While planning the session over brunch, Dana mentioned that she would love to incorporate books, reading, their sweet doggies, records, and a bike ride around their gorgeous neighborhood.  And that’s just what the session turned into!  (Be sure to check out Dana’s website, full of crafty DIY lovin’ galore!)

 

 

Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

 

These two were kind enough to answer a few questions giving their view on love and marriage!

 

What is your favorite thing/what made you fall in love with each other?

 

Sheldon:  “There wasn’t really a moment when I realized I was in love with Dana. When we first started dating I was just always happy when I was around her and always excited to see her when I wasn’t. After a few months of dating that feeling didn’t gone away so it seemed perfectly natural when we started talking about getting married. Since it still hasn’t gone away over the almost four years we’ve been married, I feel pretty confident I made the right decision.”

 

Dana:  “There was a night early on in our dating relationship when we stayed up most of the night playing each other our favorite songs and talking about music. We both have very different tastes in music so for us to play each other our favorite bands and songs was a big deal. That was the night I can pinpoint as the time I knew I wanted to marry Sheldon. In fact, many of the songs we played at our wedding were songs we played for each other that night, including “Our Love will last forever and ever” by the Mr. T Experience.”

 

Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

Dewey and Dash are two sweet doggies who love endless cuddles and snuggles!  And Dash totally had me trained before the afternoon was over to throw his ball throughout the house for him.  ;)
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
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Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

 

What is the secret to a long happy marriage?

Sheldon:  “There’s no secret to a happy marriage, unless love is a secret. Just find someone that you can’t stop thinking about, that you can’t wait to see at the end of you day no matter how amazing or horrible that day is. My favorite part of every day, no matter what mood I’m in, is the moment when my wife walks through the door because I was lucky enough to find someone that I genuinely enjoy spending every minute with, because that makes the moments we aren’t together a time when I can’t wait to be together.”

 

Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

What advice would you give newly engaged couples, or newlyweds?

Sheldon:  “Being married is awesome! Sure you have to put up with the other person’s quirks and bad habits, but if you’ve found the right person you also have to be thankful that you found someone willing to put up with your quirks and bad habits. Every marriage has its ups and downs, but so does a roller coaster and if roller coasters weren’t fun people wouldn’t wait in line half an hour in the sun to get on.”

 

Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

What is your number one favorite hobby you both share and why?

Sheldon:  “Dana has lots of hobbies that I don’t have the skill or patience to do and my hobbies include making beer and smoking cigars. My favorite hobby though, is cooking and that is one thing we do both have in common. We both love to cook. Since we both grew up on a meat and potatoes type of diet and over the past year have decided to start eating vegan most of the time we’ve discovered this whole new world of food that we never really tried before and now that we have a house with a “two butt kitchen” as my lovely wife would put it, we can cook together more than we ever did in the past.”

Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

They recently purchased this gorgeous house in the Cleveland neighborhood in Oklahoma City.  So much lovely character and so roomy for the two of them and Dewey and Dash.
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

Their neighborhood even has a Little Free Library!  It’s just about the cutest thing ever, and I’m glad we braved the early summer heat for a bike ride down to see what offerings there were that day.
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session
Love Story Marriage Portrait Session

Are you married and would love to spend a couple of hours snuggling, laughing and loving with your spouse to create an amazing photo-shoot turned adventure? I would love to work with you! Contact me now, and we’ll set up a date for your portrait session!

 

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Robyn Icks Photography is built on being passionate about two souls loving with every fiber of their being, fearlessly and often. Love is the biggest adventure one can take. It's scary, all encompassing, messy, radiant, confusing, and above all it's beautiful. I want to photograph your love story and showcase everything it means. I capture genuine moments, storytelling details and above all adventurous people crazy in love. No two love stories are the same, so let's create some magic together.

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