If you know anything about me, you know I adore photography and travel (and baked goods, let’s be real), but if I get to combine all of these? Holy hell, I’m a happy girl. Taking photos of people in love in foreign destinations? Yes please! Well two guys made this girl very happy when they decided to take her to Belgium for their engagement session. (A European engagement session with two handsome fellas who wanna let me do my thing?! I pretty much died right on the spot.)
So on a plane we got and headed to Brussels. We got up early on a chilly, drizzly morning and had the streets of the busy city to ourselves, it was magical. The stillness allowed Liam and Arnel to relax, to feel safe, and to let the delicate beauty of their connect slowly come out. I witnessed tenderness and friendship, warmth, gentleness and deep love. Just thinking back on it makes my heart swell within my chest again.
Liam’s words remind me often of why I absolutely adore this job of mine: “Laetitia played music as we moved through alleyways, and worked her magic as she captured us do what gay couples have a very hard time doing in public: being intimate and showing affection. I can’t quite put into words how freeing the experience was especially after growing up being taught that this love that I’ve found is somehow wrong.” Man, I never wanna stop doing this.
“I’ve fallen in love with adventures, so I begin to wonder, if that’s why I’ve fallen for you.”E. Grin
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Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.