Angie and Diane recently came into the studio as a way to celebrate their new commitment to each other after being together for more than 17 years.
The two met through a mutual friend 22 years ago.
“We became very close friends. Upon leaving a 10-year relationship, and not knowing how I was going to make it on my own, Diane offered to let me live with her until I got back on my feet. During that time, our friendship grew closer. Day in and day out, talking, sharing our lives, cooking together, all of those things strengthened our friendship,” says Angie.
As Angie began making preparations to move out into her own home, she realized that was beginning to develop feelings beyond friendship for Diane.
“I was terrified to talk to her about them. I didn’t want to ruin the amazing friendship we had. We had helped each other through some really tough times. I couldn’t imagine my life without her, so I kept my feelings to myself,” she said.
The closer it got to moving day, the bigger the knot in Angie’s stomach grew.
“I had to say something. I risked it all, told her about my feelings, only to find out that she felt the same way!”
Angie decided to still move out and after a year and a half of dating she moved back in as Diane’s partner. 17 and a half years later they are engaged to be married.
When asked what she loves the most about Angie, Diane says, “Her smile, sense of humor, her eyes sparkle when she looks at me. How she holds me, touches me and kisses me. Her gentleness. She’s very passionate. Her love for animals and her dedication to being a spokesperson for animals.”
Angie said she loves Diane’s “Beautiful blue eyes. Her smile. The way she laughs with her whole face and how she can make me laugh even when I don’t want to. She’s sexy and playful. She’s generous, loving and compassionate. How she makes me feel when she kisses me and touches me. How a certain look can take my breath away and make me wet.”
Like many couples in loving long term relationships, Diane and Angie have struggled to stay connected and to keep things feeling new and exciting.
“In our relationship, we had been struggling to be and stay connected for several years. Through hard work and a lot of therapy, we started on a new path. The session with Mike was a gift to ourselves to celebrate our new commitment to each other,” said Angie.
Everything about the session, from the lead up, to the big reveal of their photos was exciting.
“Once we had the initial call with Mike, we both began to get excited. We started planning our outfits and thinking about poses we wanted. We had so much fun shopping for the outfits and accouterments for the red room,” says Diane.
Diane’s favorite outfits that Angie wore were her jeans, tank top, and then her blue and silver matching bra and panty set. Angie’s favorite outfits of Diane’s were her lacy black bra with matching panties and knee high leather boots and of course her full body leather harness.
Angie: “The day started out with both of us very nervous. The makeup artist was wonderful. She was so friendly and calming. She did an amazing job! She made us look so beautiful! After the first outfit change, we were able to relax and really get into it. It became about being in the moment and celebrating us instead of worrying about how many chins were going to show up in the photos or sucking it in so there’s only two rolls instead of three. We had an absolute blast!! At times, we forgot Mike was there.”
Afterwards, at the big reveal, “We were both shocked! We had never seen ourselves on film in that way,” Angie says.
They decided to create an album of their favorites as well as a canvas. They hope to get even more wall art in the future and have plans for another session.
“We look at our book every night. We’ve shown it to a few choice friends. They’ve all remarked how Mike really captured our essence. Captured how we are with each other. That is such a gift he has given us. We came away with wonderful memories. Lifelong memories. A renewed realization of how sexy and loved we feel together and about each other. We felt pampered. We felt validated and we felt celebrated. I personally came away from this experience liking my body a little more. I’ve never seen myself as sexy, until now. It has truly been life changing for me. Issues of body image I’ve been fighting my whole life have been lessened by this experience. I am eternally grateful.”
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