After having connected so well with Alex during this shoot in Greenpoint, it was only a matter of time before she kindly introduced me to her husband, Patrick. “He’s going to love you,” she said. The three of us met up in the Lower East Side for drinks and immediately hit it off over milk stouts and barbecue sammiches.
Fast forward: two months later. Here we are in a beautifully restored Victorian house in rural Connecticut for a quiet autumn getaway. We captured these shots in a small nook as the pale October sun filtered in through the weathered windows. The leaves outside were ten shades of ripened orange and gently cocooned us in warm, blushing light.
Alex and Patrick both grew up in Meridian, Mississippi. Though they were acquaintances throughout high school, they did not establish a connection until their early twenties when Alex had briefly returned to her hometown after sojourning through Barcelona and Morocco. “The first night we met up, she drank me under the table,” Patrick recalls sweetly. “We’ve been inseparable since.”
Quite the nomadic couple, Alex and Patrick have lived in Angers, France, Nashville, TN, Boston, Mass., Philadelphia, PA, and now – New York City. Each city adds a new layer of strength and character – not to mention a roster of hilarious anecdotes – to their thriving relationship. I am beyond grateful to have found myself in their meandering path.