One of the things that I love more than anything about photography is being able to connect with people during the happiest times of their lives. I love to be able to tell their story through photographs, and leave them with a tangible memory of a special moment. So nothing can possibly mean more to me then to have an old friend invite me to share in one of those moment by asking me to be their wedding or portrait photographer.
Emily was my roommate in college (it wasn’t that long ago!) and even though we have both lived in Gainesville since then our paths haven’t crossed that much. But thanks to the magic of Facebook we have been able to keep in touch, and when she began planning her August 2009 wedding she asked me to be there with her.
Emily met John in January, and her best friend’s wedding. Her best friend happened to be marrying John’s brother and the two met during the celebration in Washington State. She lives in Gainesville and he lives in Virginia, but they knew immediately it was meant to be. Fast forward a few months and one amazingly beautiful diamond ring later, and they are immersed in wedding and moving plans. After their ceremony this summer Emily will be moving to Virgina to start a new chapter of her life.
While they have been planning the wedding details for the last month or so, Emily hadn’t officially been proposed to yet. John surprised her the morning of our engagement shoot when he came into town with this ring… and it is officially official!
And how cute is John taking his own photos of Emily, compliments of the iphone.
Congrats you guys, and I hope you enjoy your sneak peek! I can’t wait until the BIG DAY!