We walked around the lakes in uptown on Sunday. I found a bench to take a break and watch the world go by. Watching the world go by is one of my favorite pastimes. I witnessed a little dog in passing lunge out at a much bigger dog, the owners both grabbed their leashes hard and carried on their way. It got me thinking how one of the many characteristics of a dog that avid dog lovers are fond of, is their lack of awareness of their own limits. A tiny Chihuahua will bark and snap at a German Sheppard to no end, unaware that the dog himself could tear him a part in a moment. It's that bravado and unwavering simplicity that makes the dog mans best friend. Their love feels like endless loyalty. I really like dogs for this trait. Many humans are much like dogs, unaware of what they look like, in disbelief of their potential, and insecure in many of their actions with others (hence the little dogs bark). These unanswered questions cause them to continue about their days in a gray malaise rather nonchalantly.
Now as little Hemingway (my 9 week old ragdoll kitten) currently lies on my lap I'd be remiss not to mention the humans that are more cat like. They tend to be hyper aware of every motion, every shadow, every touch. These people have mastered the movement of their bodies, and memorized every glance, subtlety, and each sparkle they can produce. They like some independence and instinctively hunt for prey. When you have the claws why not use them? And with nine lives they aren't limited to much. The also spend a lot of time chasing their own tale. I mean it's right there and there really wasn't anything else to do at the time. I can relate to this as well.
We strive to capture timeless images and create movies that tell the authentic story of our couples. We want to capture them raw, exposed, happy, sad, and my personal favorite - limitless. I want people to see all the beauty they have in their lives. I want them to feel thankful and humbled by their gratitude for all the love that came to give witness to them. I want their happiness to echo off the walls. I say bark at the big dog if you see fit, dance on the dance floor by yourself if no one will join you, someone will certainly always at least be watching you. And when you look that good all made up in that dress why not hunt for some prey? Carry simplicity with your joy and you'll soon be stretching yourself far beyond your previous limits. Be aware of your motions, of each subtlety throughout the day that may give rise to a new sparkle of laughter and connection. Chase your own tale for a while - it's fun. Hemingway never looks embarrassed for doing it. I applaud her. After all, life only becomes interesting when you become interesting yourself. We all want to be interesting. We all want to be happy and limitless. So let's do it. Let's dance! Let's all get dressed up, eat good food, drink and be merry. I'm 100% in 100% of the time! Be limitless - cats and dogs can do it.
Photographer: Flow Event Group | Videography: Flow Event Group | Event Planning and Styling: MH Event Productions and Styling | Hair: @natashafreitag | Makeup: Soco Jo Artistry | Venue: Minnetonka Orchards | Florist: Wisteria Design | Model: Riley King | Dresses: Bridal Accents Couture | Accessories: Gathered Goods | Food: Lucky's 13