Walking past the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis, Eric looked down at Britt and smiled. They were holding hands, but that smile of absolute love betrayed that they were holding more than just hands. They were holding each others souls. I absolutely love capturing moments like this between two people in love. It was a lot of fun working with Britt and Eric as we shot at both Holliday Park and in Monument Circle.
Holliday Park, where we started the shoot, is such a lovely place in Indianapolis. Two years before 1900, the St. Paul building was finished being built in New York City. It was New York’s first skyscraper. Years later when the company that owned the skyscraper decided to tear it down and replace it with a newer skyscraper, they held a contest amongst US cities to see which city would be gifted the three statues from the St. Paul building’s facade. The statues, called the Races of Man, were of made of Indiana limestone and depicted people of different races (African-American, Asian, and Caucasian) working together, holding the St. Paul building on their backs. Indiana won the contest and the statues were moved to Holliday Park. Unfortunately the statues and the surrounding area are undergoing restoration and are thus off limits to the public and off limits to photos, but I just love the wonderful American history represented here.