“So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows, but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them.”
– Will Smith (Hitch)

Isn’t it weird how a complete stranger can come into your life and completely turn it upside down?

Or how there’s someone out there who you might not even know exists
– but will one day turn into the most important person in your life?

And this is it. One of the most beautiful things about love is that it’s unexpected. Overwhelming.
It’s both raw and gentle – as if you were floating on a cloud and igniting a fire in your heart at the same time.

Sunset couples sessions, sunset engagement sessions nc. Couple runs along the beach at sunset with Chara from Chara Densmore Photography.

But if you know the feeling…

….when you’ve just met someone, but you already feel like you’ve known them for a thousand years.
…when something deep inside you tells whispers: “They’re The One” – without any logical explanation.
…or when you suddenly start caring about the other’s happiness more than you care about your own.

Then – lucky you – you’ve already found your soulmate. You’ve found your ideal partner.

And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry. You’ll meet them soon.
Right after “The Universe” is done preparing you for the right person, that is.

But once you meet them – you’ll know. You’ll find true joy and comfort in their presence.
After all, you’ll finally be with “your person” – your true soulmate.


Some people believe in soulmates.
And some people don’t.

But as a wedding photographer who’s seen it all, I can confidently say that true love is, in fact, real.
Now, this doesn’t mean finding the perfect person without a single quirk.

What it does mean is finding a lifelong partner who’s worth fighting for to make your relationship work.
Someone to build a successful relationship with, without letting a small disagreement get in the way.

…and this kind of person – a special someone you’re almost destined to meet – can appear in your life without warning.

Take, for example, the touching story of how Adriel & John met:

It was a typical day for Adriel as she sat down at a quiet table at her favorite coffee shop in Corpus Christy, Texas to order an Americano. Adriel was tired. And she desperately needed a quick boost of energy – and a cozy atmosphere – to finish studying for her finals.

She quickly got lost in her thoughts, flipping through her huge pile of books. But suddenly, she looked up for a moment and noticed a man with lush, dark hair and a kind smile bobbing his head to music from his headphones. He was so handsome – and he was sitting right next to Adriel’s table!

She couldn’t help but stare at him, mesmerized by his positive energy & carefree attitude…

But the man – John, as it later turned out – noticed her too. He gave Adriel a questioning smile – a kind smile – before moving to sit across the table to start a light-hearted conversation with her.

Butterflies. Butterflies everywhere. – Adriel didn’t understand.
What the heck was happening to her?

They instantly bonded over their shared struggles, goals, and dreams as university students. There was just something about John that drew her in instantly. A sense of familiarity and ease that she couldn’t quite explain. As crazy as it might sound, it was almost as if she knew he was The One.

Soon after, Adriel had to leave. Since they’ve forgotten to exchange numbers, they didn’t know if they’d ever see each other again.

“What a pity” – Adriel thought – “I can actually see myself marrying someone like John”.

But sure enough, they bumped into each other a week later. Was it fate – or was it just pure luck?

Turns out, it was neither: John blushed as he admitted that he had been visiting the same coffee shop all week, hoping to see Adriel again. They talked for hours upon hours, and it soon felt like they’ve always known each other.

Ever since that day, they’ve been inseparable. Despite all their hardships – like having to do long-distance for the first year.

“It was our deep love for each other that gave us hope” – said Adriel, when I asked her what kept them going.

Adriel and John are now happily married, deeply & passionately in love…
…and I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse into their fairytale as their photographer.

Engagement photographers in Raleigh NC, couple hugs and laughs on Emerald Isle Beach.

It’s seeing – and experiencing – genuine love stories like theirs that gives me the confidence to tell you that the power of love is real.
And that you will meet your soulmate. Eventually.

Even if your past relationships didn’t work out the way you wanted them to…
Even if you’re someone who enjoys being single…
And even if you’ve stopped believing in fairytales…

The person you’re meant to be with is out there – somewhere.

So… How can YOU find your soulmate?

Unfortunately, I can’t give you any concrete tips on how to find your soul mate.

There are no “7 steps to find my soulmate”, and there’s no quiz that can accurately tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about life and love.

Every love story is beautifully unique – and this applies to finding your one perfect person as well.

But if you’re still on the lookout – and you genuinely want to find your other half – I can give you a few tips to help you find your perfect mate.

Couple Spin on the beach - couples sessions in North Carolina.

First of all – and this is crucial – make sure to live your best life. Even before meeting your soulmate.

You see, even though a soulmate often brings out the best in people – you want to be the best person you can possibly become and live a happy & fulfilling life even before getting to know the love of your life. Chase your life goals, practice self-love, and try to feel content with who you are as a person.

And this, in turn, will help you attract the right person for you.

Secondly, keep an open mind when you’re meeting new people. Love can sometimes strike out of the blue – but only if you actually allow it to sweep you off your feet. This can mean meeting new people and being open to going on potential dates with potential partners until you find That One.

Finally, whenever you do get to know someone special and start a new relationship with them, make sure you’re committing to the right relationship for you. A healthy relationship is a loving one, and you should find a partner whom you feel a strong – and often unexplainable – attraction & affection for.

And even then, it’s not enough to “just” like the person you’re about to get romantically involved with. Understanding and accepting each other’s love language, willing to put in the effort to talk through – and solve – anything that life throws your way, and unconditionally supporting each other are all cornerstones of lasting relationships.

Don’t forget that while they may not be perfect, your soulmate is someone worth putting in the effort for.
And that often means that every now and then, you may need to take a step back and compromise to a certain level.

But that will be okay.

After all, you’ll be doing it for your soulmate – and they’ll be doing the same for you.
You’ll be each other’s special person – and you’ll be building a lifetime together.

Many people say finding your soulmate – the special person you’ll spend the rest of your life with – is just a fairy tale.

But being a wedding photographer has taught me to seek out the unique stories of all the beautiful people behind my photos.

And seeing the loving relationships & touching fairytales of all the couples I photograph, and capturing their rarest moments to help them leave their legacy through my photos – it’s almost impossible not to believe in tales of love, life, and passion.

After all, each picture I take is unique proof of the existence of soulmates and the power of love. So as I continue to capture the moments & memories of all the beautiful people I meet, I’m more certain than ever before: true love exists for everyone.

Yes, even You.

Emerald Isle Engagement sessions, with Chara from Chara Densmore Photography. A tale of unexpected love, the couple is on the beach at sunset.

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