Mia and Luke have that eye-gazing, tender and committed kind of love for each other. Makes sense, since they began dating when they were 12-years-old and were "convinced" to be boyfriend and girlfriend. It's that middle school kind of love, people.
I met Mia around the same time when we became friends at Camp Deer Run on Lake Winnipesaukee. We gushed over our crushes, camp activities and all the letters we'd receive from friends back home. Even then, I knew Luke was something special. Something just stuck. That something stuck through teenage drama, drivers ed, SATs and prom. It stuck through college classes, college parties, long distance, first jobs, medical school and medical woes.
Fast forward to now: I've never met a couple that balances each other out so well. Luke is an introvert, characterized by his intellect, determination and admiration for hot dog eating contests. Mia is as bubbly, kind-hearted, loving as it gets. I witnessed this as a 12-year-old camper and re-experienced it when we ended up at the same college. They both love and admire New York City, their families and their friends.
Mia and Luke have this ebb and flow about them. They grew up together during the most influential years. Their love is playful and goofy, almost childlike, but full of thoughtfulness, commitment, and an understanding that's usually reflective in older couples that have been together for decades.
I am so honored and so excited to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding. Mega props, mega hugs and mega loves. - k