Sally & Amy Celebrate 7 Years!

Amy and Sally first met in 2000 when Amy came to do work on Sally’s home.  The timing was all wrong:  Sally had a partner.  Amy had a partner.  They weren’t looking for anything different . . . but maybe that first fleeting feeling was born that day.  A little butterfly in each of their stomachs that simply, quietly, curiously said “hmmm”.

In 2005 they met again at a bar in Durham – and everything had changed . . . well, everything except that little “hmmm” . . . that would quickly (almost instantly) become so much more.

Now it is seven years later – seven years in what has felt like seven minutes.  When I asked Sally and Amy about what their life has been like together they told me about a lifetime of little moments: seeing the Terracotta Army (a lifelong dream of Amy’s) , playing and laughing like school kids as they climbed the Great Wall of China, taking cooking classes in Italy, biking around New England (eating their weight in lobster and crab).

Adopting PeeWee.  Loving Harriett.  Building projects together in their basement.  Mastering the perfect barbeque sauce.  Reading to each other.

Shopping at the Farmer’s Market in Durham.  Hosting parties with their friends and swapping stories with their elderly neighbor.  In short:  living the life of two people who are wildly in love.

And after I spent the afternoon with them:  laughing, photographing, laughing, and photographing some more it was easy for me to see why everyone around them seems to be saying ”they fit together, they complement each other, and they are so in love”.

That “hmmm” in each of their hearts so many years ago has become the steady strumming heartbeat of two people who seem genuinely surprised that the other one  is capable of loving them so well.

7 Responses to “Sally & Amy Celebrate 7 Years!”

  1. Shani Moore says:

    What a beautiful story…and beautiful pictures!! I could totally see that being part of an advocacy ad campaign or something. Congrats on 7 years!


  2. Alexandra says:

    Oh my god I LOVE these, especially that black and white one on the bed. Precious and amazing! So well done. These are a gift!

  3. Trisha says:

    How lovely to see a same sex couple shoot! So refreshing & wonderful. You really seemed to capture their love for life & each other.

  4. Karen says:

    Wow is right, I also love the black and white on the bed. I am just starting out in photography, and came across your website. I didn’t even know what ‘lifestyle’ shooting was when I started, but I’ve fallen in love with it. And these pictures, are exactly what I want to do.
    Beautiful pictures, I aspire :)

  5. Tam says:

    Isn’t love beautiful!

  6. Elizabeth Topadzhikyan says:

    You are so talented! I absolutely love reading people’s stories!

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