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Joy & Basette Engagement Session (Yes...THAT Basette)

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So, I got hired to take some engagement photos, but I'm afraid there may have been a conflict of interest. Let me explain...

My brother is more than a brother to me. He's my business partner, my friend, my confidant. After years of me annoying him in ways that only a little brother can do, and after years of him hassling me in ways that only an older brother can do, we have become...in the end...very close. He's my brother, I love him, and I'm in no rush to give him up.

But then this awesome lady comes along and steals his heart. I can't blame him. She's kind, funny, nerdy, patient, calm and magnanimous. She's the female version of my brother...only she's cooler than him, and cuter.

And then, as if to complicate things even more, I've also had the opportunity to spend a lot of time around these two, and I quickly realized that they're extremely adorable together. In fact, they're almost too adorable. The delectation they have with each other is magnetic. Truth be told, if I didn't have the pleasure of spending time with this lady's wonderful family, I would've seriously questioned whether she's a real human. And honestly, I still have my doubts. Nevertheless, she makes him happy, and it makes me happy to see him happy. Whether she's a genius robot, a peaceful alien, or a sweet-hearted clone, it doesn't really matter. His happiness is good enough for me.

So when they asked me to take their engagement photos, I immediately said yes, even though it meant I was helping her take my older brother away. Why? Because I'm a sucker for love.

Sure, he's my brother, and I do love him, but I can definitely give him away to a lady as great as this. Besides, I'm pretty sure we all love her too. Welcome to the family Joy!

P.S. I still work and talk with my brother every day here at our photography businesses. So what all of this really means is that now Joy can use her amazing skills as a teacher to officially help me deal with my brother's ebullient creativity. These two are a great match.

- Breighton