Last weekend I walked away after a photo shoot realising I had experienced something very real and special. It’s quite rare to get the opportunity to photograph a couple simply to celebrate who they are. We all lead such busy everyday lives and in the main, our relationships all too often are given a back seat.

As far as couples go, Kirsten and Laurence are naturally and visually connected. But something more happened that day, not only did they stand still long enough to take a bit of time to look at where they’d come from and where they are right now…they actually trusted me enough to ask them some pretty personal questions. None of us knew what the responses might be, though I truly feel these images gave us a few of their answers. I sat in my car afterwards and let out a long breath…felt humbled, grounded and completely certain about what a great and honest relationship between two people should look like.