What is love ???……
What is love ??….
Firstly …. I don’t claim to know the answer to this, i just have this annoying habit of having things in my head & wanting to write them down, so if your keen to read, this is from the heart.
So what made me write this?. Well honestly I’ve wanted to for a while, but just couldn’t find the right words, so i decided to just start typing and see what happens, and well, here we are. I suppose the thing is, when i think about it, i am literally surrounded by love all of the time. There are so many forms of love, whether it be the love you have for your child, your family, your friends, shit even the love you have for your coffee (thats pretty high up there for me !) there are so many types. I honestly count myself so lucky to be able to witness some of the greatest forms of love there are. I am so fortunate to be involved in some of the most important and special moments of peoples lives, Weddings, birth of their children, family photos, celebrations, engagements, so many happy moments, and i am there capturing it all, i will never take that for granted. I see love in the way parents look at their children, the simple touch of a hand, the way couples look at each other, the way a father looks at his little girl on her wedding day, The way kids look, when they are playing, so many things….
The thing with my Photography is, as I’ve said before, i want people to feel the image, and know that it is real. Not some set up shot that is not genuine or forced. A lot of the time my direction to my couples are to just be with each other. Sounds stupid, but just to be in each others presence and ill hang in the background (also sounds creepy) but this way, these moments capture real emotion. So it got me thinking, What is Love? Honestly in the last 12 months my whole view on life has changed. Stick with me….
I feel, Love is not about how much money you spend on your wedding, how many ‘things’ you have in your life, what people think about you, because at the end of the day, when you are old and grey none of this matters if you don’t have your person to share it with. Take my grandparents for example, they have literally spent every waking hour with each other for the last 60+ years, when my grandpa passed away last year, the thought of my grandma being on her own literally brakes my heart even to this day, of course she isn’t alone, she has her family, but the love they had for each other is something so freaking special i can’t even describe it. To love someone so much that being without them is just unbearable is something i admire. They had each other, every day, for every moment in the good, and in the bad. They rarely argued, and if they did they never sweated the small stuff, and forgave quickly, they hated being apart, they where a team, they just genuinely loved each other and it showed.
When i think about love, to me, it is about being Happy, being with someone you just simply can’t live without, someone who loves you for you, not for someone they want you to be, One of the most amazing things that can happen to you is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less. Love is simple things like the holding of a hand, the simple messages you get that light up your day, Wanting them to be the best version of themselves no matter what. It is respecting them and wanting to be there for them in the victories and in the failures. Not running away when things get hard, but running even faster towards them. Sharing in small moments & big ones, and just loving them so damn hard that being away from them hurts, give them reasons to smile every single day and most importantly love them unconditionally. I have come to realise that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, we all think we have time, but reality is this is taken away from so many people, and it sucks, its unfair, so strive to find the things that make you happy, be with the people you love, love damn hard and don’t have regrets, if you have found your person hug them tight & don’t ever take for granted what you have, because its special.
Life is too short to not find a love fierce enough to love us back. Don’t just say I Love You, Mean it. As cliche as it sounds, Money can’t buy you happiness but you can find it, so don’t ever stop looking, because it is out there somewhere & when you find it, hold it damn tight and never let go.
Below are some of my fave moments, when i def felt the love. I have so many to choose from !, but these ones have always stuck with me xx
Conclusion. I Love Love.
Soppy Karina, signing off…..