Amy and Sam are so natural and comfortable around each other, you’d think they’d have known each other for years. That they were childhood friends. You just can’t envision one without the other. But in fact, they only knew each other about a year before they were engaged. Like Amy says, “When you know, you know.”
By the time their wedding day came, Temi and Michael had really already been married for nearly two months. They had a traditional Nigerian wedding… in Nigeria. So they may have been legally married, but Temi had to return to her home in the states, and Michael remained behind to tie up loose ends in Nigeria. So, while they were technically married, they still didn’t have much time together, nor were they even in the same time zone!
One of my favorite things on a wedding day is when the bride and groom exchange notes before they see each other. It is the perfect way to say everything you know you will forget to say, the perfect way to keep the importance of the day at the forefront of your mind, the perfect way to build anticipation for that moment when you finally see each other.
Alicia and Nick are probably our first clients that owe their relationship to Instagram, and I love that!! Love based on photos? Yes, please!
Molly and Spencer were meant to be… but it took awhile for them to realize it. They had known each other for years. In fact, if you ask them, they can’t remember a time when they didn’t know each other. They had friends that knew each other and they would often bump into each other, but it took years for them to look at each other as something other than friends. When they did finally arrange a date, Spencer had to cancel due to a torn achilles tendon. Molly thought he was making it up to get out of the date, until he showed up at the next one with crutches. Sometimes the best relationships start off slow.
Well, it’s the Monday after Christmas, so that means back to work for me. But around here, that doesn’t mean that the Christmas decorations come down and the Christmas spirit grinds to a halt. We keep it going for as long as possible! We had such a wonderful holiday, with a house full of love and family. We had lots of laughs, a billion hugs, and even a few happy tears. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Michelle and Joe met at an event that she was coordinating. A friend introduced them, and they talked for only a minute before she had to run off and prevent some disaster or other from happening. But a minute was all it took. Joe couldn’t get her out of his mind, and she didn’t forget him either. Later, when he called her up for a date, she readily agreed. He took her to a local restaurant, Hog & Hominy, and there began their mutual love of good food… and each other.
When Lori and Kenny met for the first time, they were both at the same birthday party, but with other dates. They introduced themselves and chatted for a bit, then went their separate ways. But later, Kenny didn’t forget Lori. The next time he needed a date, she immediately popped into his head. He messaged her on Facebook, and they began chatting. Lucky for Kenny, Lori didn’t forget him either. It wasn’t long before they were each other’s permanent dates.
When Brenda and I were chatting about and planning her engagement session, she knew that she wanted to include her puppy, Nica. Photographing pets is always a challenge, but we love incorporating these lovable family members when we can! Nica was a bit shy, but perfectly behaved. I’ve learned that the best way to take photos of pets is to be fast! Nica would only look at us for a second at a time, so it was imperative that we were ready when she did.
It was right about this time of year last year when we took Kristin and Ken’s engagement photos. Christmas is their absolute favorite time of year. They had just purchased a new house, and they had it decorated to the nines for Christmas. They braved the cold and lingering ice for some of my favorite winter photos ever!