It’s a Fairy Tale :)

Web_8659What a great story Sylvia and Phil have! And what a gift it was to work (although it felt so much more like play) with them last Sunday. They met in high school. In fact, we all went to high school together (Oh how I LOVE Facebook for reconnecting old friends!). Web_8650But you wouldn’t exactly call Sylvia and Phil childhood sweethearts because they both went their separate ways, tried to find love along their paths, but after some broken hearts and wounded partings, they found each other — just within the last few years. And they are radiantly happy about that! So guess where we did our shoot: At our old high school where it all began! It was amazing going back there. Our high school friends have remained very close over all these years, so being back there really did feel like, well, like we were back in high school. And for Sylvia & Phil… doing it right this time!
I loved being around them. They are so comfortable — both with each other, and with their own selves. It is a joy to photograph people whose real love and emotions radiate from them like something tangible you can touch. I swear my camera could feel it… I know I did!

Sylvia and Phil, THANK YOU… for sharing yourselves with me and my camera. Thank you for making the fairy tale seem so very alive and well. And thanks for letting me have a photo part of your happily ever after!

So, here you go: their pictures, with music especially for Sylvia 🙂

About Sandy

I'm Sandy Powers, full-time photographer, doing what I love with my life! My passion is PEOPLE! There is such artistry in people, and I love capturing it. Naturally, portraiture is my passion, but I also love shooting for the art of photography for competitions or exhibit. I once watched an interview with Kim Walker, a well-known Christian worship leader. What she said resonated with me and pretty much describes my own story. In the interview, she said she didn't have to force things to happen for herself. She didn't have to push. She didn't have to overly promote herself or call people and beg them to hire her. In fact, she didn't have to do anything except keep her eyes on Jesus and watch Him bring her destiny to her. That's exactly how I feel. I walk each day by faith, and my eyes are on Him! I have watched in amazement as He has orchestrated circumstance to bring my destiny to me. I thank Him daily for allowing me to not only do what I love, but to use what I love to bless others! So, how is "the destiny" unfolding? Well. . . . My work has been juried into temporary museum and art gallery exhibits, I have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, my portraiture and fine art have won several awards in national and international competitions, and one of my portraits was selected by an Adobe Lightroom blog as one of the top 50 most stunning black and white photos. I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Photographic Society. Anything else??? Send me a note ( any time! I LOVE meeting new people, sharing stories, and best of all, changing the "ordinary" to extraordinary through photography!
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