There’s something about meeting a couple. In that first interview I often ask questions of how they met, got engaged, fell in love, that always just sticks with me. David and Maria met in high school. They went to college together. I imagine that during that time life took them on roads that sometimes diverged, and then met once again. Perhaps unexpectedly. Of course then there’s the engagement session, where the real fun begins! We laugh, I make them do silly things, and during the course of those few hours we get to know each other more. Since I met this couple I learned how quietly loud David can be, how softly strong Maria can be. In the end, they both seem to be the one in charge, which I found funny and endearing. David and his friends surprised my second shooter, Krissy, the day of with their crazy antics. And then they treated her to pizza. Maria surprised me with a gift when I arrived. Their first dance was crazy loud and fun. Their photos are as beautiful and stylish as they are. David hugged me on my way out, and as I followed Maria through packed dance floor she reached back to grab my hand.
I think they have a wonderful life ahead of them with so many family and friends, it is sure to be joyful even during the chaotic unexpected moments. I thank them for allowing me to capture a part of it. Please enjoy.