A love so deep and so real...


Inspired by forbidden love in the 1940's, Jake and Joe wanted to document their love in an unapologetic way. They have been together for a few years now and this was their first time taking photos together. In planning this session, we were all very inspired by 1940's men's fashion. Specifically, photos of men in love. Those rare photos really resonated with Jake and Joe. So we met up at Elysian Park at 6 bin the morning to avoid the crowds and the sun. It was perfect- cloudy, cold, and quiet. I love shooting at this park in the morning because of these reasons. It allows my couples room to breathe and just be with each other. While being surrounded by green, we still had the most beautiful view of the city. Distant, but still so very close. Jake and Joe both work with vintage clothing so they brought two different looks using clothes from the 1940's. They have the best energy. The gentleness they hold for each other and the admiration that is so deep and genuine. My goal with this shoot was to tell a love story by just a few images. Inspired by taboo love from the 1940's, these photos evoke emotions of longing, intimacy, and complete adoration.