A Twinkle in the Eye

Chapter 4

With the situation back under control, it was time to make some magic happen. The lost opportunity had to get on film somehow. Posing people is not the easiest skill to hone and develop. The photog, knowing this weakness, had to compensate with humor to recreate the wheel. It was time to weave a story that would get the mood right.

Instinct motivated the photog to talk about their coming wedding. If that didn’t get a romantic vibe going, the perfect shot would be lost for the day. As the conversation slowly meandered towards their honeymoon, the poses became easier to strike, the moments more genuine and inspired. The stories and jokes kept the time ticking very nicely and allowed the sun to now start to set in a perfect angle.

Taking a staged break to rest the arms, the photog hoped that the couple would use that opportunity to talk more about whatever romantic ideas they had. One can only assume that it had something to do with the honeymoon trip because the photog noticed the smile of hunger slip across the groom’s face. This felt right. Felt like the last shot that was missed. The bride giggled and flirted with her man, and she soon forgot that she was on set.


They turned into their own little world where only they understood what was being said. A few laughs and flicks of hair, the scene was now perfectly set. The photog trained his camera and waited. Soon, the shot would show up and the finger was already on the trigger.

The man pulled his lady close to himself in a kind protective gesture while looking deeply into her eyes. The photog imagined him telling his lady in a raspy-ish voice how much he wanted the shoot to end so they can retreat and speak about their plans. Her eyes lit up even more and her head nodded. The cheeks were getting red. As he noticed and admired her blush, he turned to allow his ample broad shoulders to block the view of the photog as he leaned in for a kiss.

His distraction, caused by her smile, was the gain of the photog who was already maneuvering into a more ideal space to grab the shot. It was more perfect than the last. The sun was shining such that her eyes had a twinkle in them and her pearly smile couldn’t be more white than it was. The shadows all fell away from the position of the photog, this was it.

Wait for it…waitwait…click!

Perfection. Just as her eyes glittered with a dancing glimmer of celestial radiance, the sun reflected off her eyes and into his as the shutter clicked the shot. The tender loving embrace as perfect as you could capture it. She was looking intently into her future and felt safe and secure. He looked into her soul and found peace and tranquility. In that moment, time stood still, life stopped, and heaven opened up and blessed the union of their souls and solidified them in an eternal bond.

By the time they realized they were being photographed, many frames had been captured and the photog had many options to choose from for the final product.

The gentle landing of a soft kiss that had caused her to succumb to his hold, caught.

The hands that had wrapped around the nape of his neck gently urging him to plunder her heart with the seed of his love, caught.

That moment of pause when the fragments of reality called them back from their astrological venture of love, caught.

That moment when they both blushed fiercely at being uncovered in deep intimacy, caught.

The actual moment happened shortly after this shot and is available only in their album 🙂

Moments like this feel like eternity and aren’t easily created. However, when crafted and encourage, the magic touches all who watch. The bystanders who had stopped to sample this slice of heaven were all clapping, for they knew this was the perfect shot caught nicely on film.

There was not much more to do or say. This was the best it was going to be. This was it. The moment there was a twinkle in her eye.

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