Perfection is in the eyes of God
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
Confidence is in your eyes and smile
Happiness is in the spring of your steps
Love is in the hands that hold yours
Do you know that you can't find the word 'pre-wedding' in dictionary? It is a culture / custom that is created by the society throughout the years as many couples prepare for their wedding celebration. It is called 'pre' because it takes place before the actual wedding, originally meant to show the love journey or relationship between two people so that those who attend the wedding celebration can feel their love as they are united in one marriage covenant.
It has somehow shifted from showing the journey of love into the show casing of beauty, clothes, places, and poses instead of feelings. For someone who has worked quite a few years in this pre-wed and wedding photography industry, it has become an easy thing for me to point out whose photos are filled with emotions and whose are just poses / show casing, whose eyes shine with confidence and whose that worries more of the lighting rather than the person he/she is standing beside.
Sometimes, we worry too much of whose eyes are looking at us (or our photos) rather than whose eyes are seeing us, the real us inside.
Here are some interesting facts, 'looking' means to turn one's eyes toward something, while 'seeing' means to perceive with the eyes. 'Perceive' means to know, to identify (with the senses), to recognize, to discern and to understand. The world will be a much better place if everyone tried to see instead of just to look.
Looking is just taking appearance in but seeing is truly taking who you are in. Not just taking in the smile on your lips but hearing the laughter that comes from you. Not only watching the way you both kiss but feeling the love at the same time. Not just looking at where you both choose to take pictures in but actually knowing why you choose that place and the memories that strengthened your relationship as you both walk down memory lane.
In the end, what really matters are the words that come from those people who see you and say, "My dear, I see you and I think you have captivated me beyond words."
Photo is courtesy of Hendry & Cindythia by Ivan Mario