Putting images to song lyrics has been on my list of personal photo projects for at least two years. I shot these photos in 2019 in hopes of completing the first of this series. The first time I heard this song I immediately fell in love with the lyrics.
The theme is the fleetingness of love and life-- Give it a listen while you scroll through the images...
"It's not the long flowing dress that you're in,"
"Or the light coming off of your skin."
"The fragile heart you protected for so long,"
"Or the mercy in your sense of right and wrong."
"It's not your hands searching slow in the dark,"
"Or your nails leaving love's watermark."
"It's not the way you talk me off the roof,
Your questions like directions to the truth."
"It's knowing that this can't go on forever,"
"Likely, one of us will have to spend some days alone."
"Maybe we'll get forty years together,"
"But one day I'll be gone,
Or one day you'll be gone."
"If we were vampires and death was a joke,
We'd go out on the sidewalk and smoke,"
"And laugh at all the lovers and their plans,"
"I wouldn't feel the need to hold your hand."
"Maybe time running out is a gift,
I'll work hard til the end of my shift,"
"And give you every second I can find,
And hope it isn't me who's left behind."
**Thank you to Natalie and Guy Rayl for forever being my models and going along with my crazy ideas...and for taking mouthfuls of whiskey during this shoot.
West Virginia Wedding, Family, & Lifestyle photographer