On the back of Jamila’s session with her horses I decided to be sneaky. Josh and Jamila have been together for a while but had split some months ago. Upon arriving at the horses session I saw Josh was there too, pottering about and helping. So being the photographer I am, I started to ask a few gentle questions… finding out that Josh was in the process of winning back his woman one surprise at a time, for ten days.
We were in day four at the shoot. (Hope you won her back my friend!)
I took all the horse images and then asked them both to put the horses away… and follow me. I wish I had taken a photo of Jamila’s face. It was confused, intrigued and filled with ‘what on earth are you doing Jules’. My favourite face from any client.
So putting them together in an old stable I got to work. Gently getting them to engage one an other with drawing on faces, to the ‘If the other was a…. what would they be?’ games. Cracking up laughing with them I knew it was time that Josh got the opportunity to tell Jamila how he felt and vice versa… What better way than with a sneaky photographer hanging about.
Getting to steal Josh aside while Jamila saddled Magic up meant I could ask him how he was going and how the surprises were going. I asked him why he wanted to get back with Jamila- why she was the one for him, “ I love her cheeky smile when she’s up to something and the way she cares for others. She has a passion for helping others and always putting them first. Even with everything going on she has this ability to see the positives in everything no matter how bad it is, and I want to be apart of that.”
So I asked Jamila later on what made her fall in love with Josh and she told me how he came to the horses very early on in their relationship and spent the morning with her feeding and cleaning them. It was important to her because he took the time to do something with her that she loved doing.
SO when does she feel most loved by Josh? “When I’m spending time with him. Doesn’t matter what we are doing just the one on one time”
His greatest strength in Jamila’s eyes is how he cares for those close to him… Sounds like they’re two peas in a pod!