Apartment hunting and moving are never fun. (Erin Interjects!: Can I second that? I don’t think I can even articulate just how seriously it’s never, ever fun.) It equates to countless hours of packing and then comes the dreaded moving day where you do anything in your power to cajole your friends to participate and ease the heartache a little. (Erin Interjects! again: Unless you just pay professionals… which is my practice… which still doesn’t ease the heartache of packing… so I think that takes us right back to the inevitable heartache.)

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EXCEPT ….when you’re in love. (Erin Interjects!: Awwww. Sweeeeet.) Moving into a new place with the one you love serves as a whole new experience, putting a much more positive spin on such a dreaded activity. Seemingly futile efforts at finding the right place become fun topics of conversation, the long dreadful hours of packing are made more enjoyable by spending more time with the one you love, and moving day is no longer painful but an arduous task promising fruitful surprises right after it’s all done. (Erin Interjects!: Um. I’m going to say moving still stinks? But maybe it’s slightly better… but…? No? Too Negative Nancy? Sorry, forget I said that! Moral of the story, Sarah & Jason moved in together, into an adorable new apartment, and once they were mostly settled in, we stopped by to document them in their first home together!)

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Sarah and Jason are two of our favorite people in this world. They are both so funny, quirky, incredibly loving and completely full of life. (Can we do Erin Interjects! again?: Also, Sarah, being an expert thrifter, decorated their 1930’s Virginia Highlands apartment with such adorable, colorful, artistic touches. I really wish I had that skill. Sarah, when you start giving thrifting classes, sign me up first, please!) The apartment echoes their personalities as soon as you walk in the door.

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We started off the shoot inside trying to capture the couple and their furry friend in some goofy, unique poses. (Erin Interjects!: We always laugh a lot with our couples, but with these guys, it was non-stop. They were non-stop! Trying to capture them in any position was next to impossible, as they would only stop moving and laughing for a split second before they were striking some crazy new pose… for another split-second. Not that I’m complaining, it’s an awesome challenge to have!)

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When we moved outside, we were fighting the dying light. Their spontaneity, along with the dying light, made it hard to capture crisp photos, and proved to us why you never take your eyes away… even for a millisecond.
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Even so, this was one of the most colorful shoots we have had in terms of location, clothing and personalities. Seriously, you guys rock!

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