Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

We sit and talk,
quietly, with long lapses of silence
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes.

William Carlos Williams

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

E.E. Cummings

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

In love you loosened yourself like sea water:
I can scarcely measure the sky’s most spacious eyes
and I lean down to your mouth to kiss the earth.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

I believe
in love at first sight
but I will always believe
that the people
we love
we have loved before.
Many, many, many times before, and when we stumble
through grace and circumstance
and that brilliant illusion of choice
to finally meet them again,
we feel it faster
each time through.

Tyler Knott Gregson

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

The one glance that set life alight
is two sets of two eyes
staring through the layers
of lifetimes and stolen glances
and first kisses and hands held;
the brace against the weight
and unrelenting tide
of waiting.

I believe
in love at first sight
but am not burdened with the misconception
that it’s a first sight
at all.

 Tyler Knott Gregson

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

All was over in a moment. I had fulfilled my destiny. I was a captive and a slave.

There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.

“David Copperfield,” Charles Dickens

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

E.E. Cummings

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

The moon turns its clockwork dream.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name with their leaves of wire.

Pablo Neruda

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation,

and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds.

Vladimir Nabokov

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

You were what the wind was making with illuminated leaves.
Behind the nocturnal mountains, white lily of conflagration,
ah, I can say nothing!  You were made of everything.

Pablo Neruda

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Congratulations Alvin and Melanie!!! 

Hair: Arianne Cuenco 

Makeup: E.J. Belen Litiatco

Styling: Nastasja Lopez and E.J. Belen Litiatco

 

 

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I was watching her in the beautiful light. She was about to be engaged at sunset – she didn’t know it, of course, but we did – and there I was swimming in the glow this girl radiated, this girl who just wakes up and lives. The beautiful Kim, who (spoiler alert) said yes.

I knew this was going to be one of the most important work I would ever do. Not just beautiful or exciting or sentimental, but important. Ena has always been, in my nostalgia at least, one of those people you wanted to be around. She wears her heart and life and passion on her sleeve, and the most wonderful thing about her is that she makes you feel you can do all those things too – to wear your heart, to live your life. I didn’t realise just how important it would be until that evening on the beach when, after the most amazing sunset that ever lived had just plunged into the ocean, Ena in the dark, asked Kim, in front of their family and friends, to marry her.

Ena cried. Kim cried. I cried (hold on tears, I said, I can’t blur my vision just yet).

I thank the universe for everything that led me to this. These photos are as much for me as they are for this beautiful family. This is life right here. On your knees, in the dark, salt in your eyes and skin, the sea in your lips and hair, sand and rocks and the ocean at your feet, love in every vein.

Thank you Ena, Kim, Erica and Sophia for this infinite day. ♥

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

 

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

You are always new. The last of your kisses was even the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement
the gracefullest.

John Keats 

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes

E.E. Cummings

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater — a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.”

“The Shell of Sense,” Olivia Howard Dunbar

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

She was laughing. She was nervous. Thank you, she’d call out to her friends every now and again. Her voice was shaking, her heart beating. Ena in the sunset, so beautiful, and in love and absolute.

 Where is she? I keep on asking
if your eyes disappear.
How long she’s taking! I think, and I’m hurt.
I feel poor, foolish and sad,
and you arrive and you are lightning
glancing off the peach trees.

That’s why I love you and yet not why.
There are so many reasons, and yet so few,
for love has to be so,
involving and general,
particular and terrifying,
joyful and grieving,
flowering like the stars,
and measureless as a kiss.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.

“On The Road,” Jack Kerouac

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

W.B. Yeats

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

E.E. Cummings

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

Rumi

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

“Do you feel that?”
She asked as we watched
the stars and moon illuminate
the sea before us.
“Tell me you feel it?
that longing to not just exist,
but to live and to live beautifully?”
I, with a smile filled with so
much truth it could move
the clouds, said to her:
“Of course I feel it. The heart
in you, is the heart in me.”

Christopher Poindexter

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Congratulations Kim and Ena!!!