I am nearly always surprised at the beauty within people. I`m not sure why. Maybe I used to have a belief that we have certain things in our make-up that separate us. But I don`t have that belief anymore and I haven`t for a while. At a core level we are the same. There is a feeling of wanting to love and be loved. And the things that are different about people; culture, religion, beliefs – these I want to honour and celebrate. For these differences make us human too.
I suppose I`m losing my fear of other people and a feeling that in some way I am not good enough. I`m losing a sense of judging myself and judging others. And in that space of non-judgement the world seems both easier and more full of beauty.
Both Mitch and Sarah have this easy way of being. They seem to take everybody in. They find it easy to laugh and be themselves. And not to pretend to be anything different. It`s easy to see why they are into each other. And why so many people are into them. Their friendships are solid and will always be. I feel this gift they offer to their friends and family and know that they feel it too. I photograph this day and at the end I feel how great it is to be human, no matter how hard it can be at times. Thank you Mitch and Sarah for showing me the beauty within us. And that also means me.