Engagement: Rheanna & Martha

From Martha: Rheanna once summed up our relationship in these terms: “it was…an energetically favoured chemical reaction,” it wasn’t a decision, it was just something that had to happen.

Rheanna is from Alberta, Canada. She moved thousands of miles away to New York City, just as I was doing the same from a medical school in the Caribbean. We happened to end up living in bordering neighborhoods of Brooklyn. She chose a kickboxing studio at random and began to take classes. I happened to go for a run one day and passed the same dojo’s van parked on the street. I decided to go to a kickboxing class. We met.

Six months later, Rheanna proposed at our favorite Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, and two months after that I asked her in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. We both said yes.

A couple of months later an LGBT photo series was going viral online. It was called “All Love Is Equal,” by Braden Summers. On a whim, I decided to email Braden and thank him for his work and ask for a recommendation of a photographer to shoot a series of Rheanna and I. Much to my surprise, he offered to personally work with us. Getting the photos done was such an amazing process and I will never forget it, or the lifelong memories Braden has given us in these photos.

Much of our relationship, even down to getting these engagement photos, could be called coincidence by some, or fate by others, or by us: an energetically favoured chemical reaction. The scales were tipped with Rheanna and I, and I couldn’t be happier.

Photos courtesy of Braden Summers Photography.


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Location: Brooklyn, NYPhotography: Braden Summers Photography: http://www.bradensummers.com/
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  1. Posted Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! What an awesome story – love it!! Beautiful couple. BEst wishes!

  2. Aunty Kathy
    Posted Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Oh my giggles you are so beautiful. I am so happy for you two and wish you nothing but happiness and health. May the moon always shinebright upon the two of you.
    Blessed Be
    Aunty Kathy

  3. Megan
    Posted Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    The first phot says it all.. Love, love love.. Congratulations

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