the story of
chantelle + tim
and engagement photography in Topeka
From the very beginning, neither was what the other anticipated.
It didn’t help, of course, that the friend aiming to set them up didn’t provide much detail beyond their names. And although they’d both likely had a lifetime of not living up to those names – at least in terms of expected appearance – they couldn’t help but lean on stereotypical assumptions going into that first encounter with each other.
She was looking for Tim, she told him – totally expecting someone white. He was looking for Chantelle, he told her – totally expecting someone black. But despite their initial surprise, it was soon enough clear to Chantelle Darrow and Tim Niles that they’d each found exactly whom they were looking for.
Chantelle and Tim: I’m so glad you hit it off that first night and stuck it out through all the life transitions that led to your engagement … because look what great photos came from it (haha). Seriously, though, it’s obvious you two are a great match, and I’m excited to get the rest of your story written and, especially, to capture the start of your next chapter next spring!
– motion pictures –
See below for a slideshow of this session!
I'm a print-journalist-turned-wedding-photographer who fully believes in the value of telling true stories beautifully. By means of a camera, I am a curator so my clients can be keepers of their most important moments.
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