As I sit on the couch in my long johns with my warmest blanket on top of me and soak in the heat my laptop is giving off to me, I'm dreaming of Florida. Temperatures in the 70's and 80's, humid ocean air, and the beach...aaahhh. Why Florida? Well this lovely couple will be getting married there in April! I'm looking forward to joining them to photograph their wedding!
Kelly and Dave live in Pennsylvania, so I know they will be ready for a warm vacation as well. Now you're asking how did I meet a couple living in Pennsylvania who is getting married in Florida.... Well, Kelly's stepmom, Anne, watched me grow up in my old childhood neighborhood of Coulwood (in Charlotte). Coulwood is where I have memories of winning the 4th of July Parade's Best Festive Outfit/Bicycle Decorations and one year I even won the "get the greasy watermelon out of the pool the fastest" (also a 4th of July game). The Coulwood pool holds most of my childhood memories from that neighborhood, and Anne her family lived right beside the pool. I was thrilled when Anne recommended me to Kelly.
I actually met Kelly and Dave in Asheville for their engagement session. We went to the North Carolina Arboretum, a beautiful spot in Asheville. I hope to spend more time there this year! Kelly and Dave were fun to work with, easy-going, funny, and smitten with each other. What more could I ask for?!
These two were so "head over heels" for each other!
I love this picture! The softness of the long grass, the changing color of the leaves, and the sunlight are all gorgeous. And then you have Kelly and Dave just completely comfortable and wrapped up in each other's arms who are also beautiful!
We then hit the Blue Ridge Parkway, which has an entrance right by the NC Arboretum.
And we'll end with a kiss!