COMO PARK

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA


DANIEL + MARIKA

A ROMANTIC AND CAREFREE MID-SUMMER ENGAGEMENT

"Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lover's eyes."  It seems fitting to introduce Daniel and Marika with a quote from Shakespeare, as these are lovers who became acquainted with each other through the stage.  Both part of a traveling theater troupe, Daniel and Marika know each other through the bonds and impulses of stage play.  As actors and creators, their curiosity for the world is deep, their sense of wonder and openness to new surroundings is a gift.  As I looked through the viewfinder of my old cherished film camera friend, I could see their magic chemistry unfolding before my eyes.  It was confirmed when the negatives came back from the lab and I felt I had caught two lovers who were so at ease with each other that they almost seemed to be sculptures in some the images.  His fondness for her, and her comfort with him radiated through every single shot.