Sabrina and Daniele

Sabrina and Daniele's Countryside Engagement Shoot

It's often said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. In the case of Daniele and Sabrina, I think absence has made the heart grow longer. With our loved Sabrina and Daniele living abroad, our family and theirs have stretched their hearts across the ocean to keep the ties that bind. And with a baby on the way, it wouldn't surprise me if it mobilizes this particular family to go into the business of cross-Atlantic bridge building. We wouldn't change our love for trans-Oceanic marriages for anything - after all, we're an eclectically beautiful clan because of it.

Certainly however, the weather on the day of Sabrina and Daniele's engagement shoot was determined to mimic the celebrations and challenges of living far from people we love - sometimes it's an opportunity for growth and exploration and binds us tighter, and other times it's just plain crummy and we're grateful for social media and video conferencing. So on this day, the clouds loomed, making stunning heavy patterns in the sky, and then the wind picked up and whipped them around a bit. It threatened rain and we were ready to get poured on. Then, just as the sun began to set, the clouds parted. The sun streamed down and gave us the most beautiful cloudy mountains. It seemed poetic as metaphors go - for life, for marriage, everything, really. Whether we're near or far from people we love sometimes we wait for clouds to pass and sun to shine and beauty to reveal itself. And sometimes, nothing can substitute getting on a plane so we can hug each other in the same timezone.

Love, Angela, László and the whole clan.