It’s always super special when I’m able to document the wedding day of someone I know personally, let alone someone I’ve known for the majority of my life. Allie is quite a bit younger than I am, but we grew up in the same neighborhood, riding the same bus throughout our youth, and our parents consider each other friends. So when I saw her name in my inbox a few months back with the subject line reading “New Client Inquiry” – I was defintiely taken aback, but a huge smile was ever present. Allie’s getting married?! I thought.. time flies.
We met up at the local Caribou by where our parents still live, and as soon as I saw her I swear I traveled back in time on the spot. It had been forever since we’d be in one another’s reach, and she was still as cute as I could remember. We caught up on life, and she told me all about the man she is about to marry next summer. Tony – the one who stole her heart in college, is an elementary school music teacher (I know, right? So cute!) and as much as I want to sit here and tell you all about how he proposed, I just won’t do it justice. So go ahead, swoon for a minute… watch it yourself here.
On the day of our session, it was another scorcher. Allie being the sweet girl that she is, showed up with 4 water bottles to keep the three of us as hydrated as possible ;) With Tony having a love for music, and Allie being a talented drawer and a lover of art, each brought along a display of their passion. This is something that I love for my clients to do, because it shows two individual lives merging together – while still embracing the things that make them unique. We started off in this gorgeous field covered in natural shade, and as Tony pulled out his guitar for the photos, without hestiation, he began strumming the strings and playing the song that he proposed to Allie with. Clinging on tight to his arm, and never breaking eye contact, I immediately got chills throughout my entire body. These two are the real deal, and while some people may scream it from the rooftops or jump on couches when they’re in love, Tony’s magical voice is his preferred method (and mine too).
I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you and your upcoming journey next summer, and I’m beyond thrilled to be the one to document each and every moment for you. xoxo
Meet, Allie and Tony….
…and now, for a bit of friendly rivalry ;)