On the day of our shoot, Heather and Jamie were celebrating their five year wedding anniversary. I believe that an anniversary shoot is just as important as an engagement shoot or wedding portrait. It’s just as great of an accomplishment and milestone to stay married and devoted and in love years after you are married and it should absolutely be celebrated.
So let me tell you what I love about this couple:
Jamie is an incredibly supportive and protective husband. He would do anything to make sure his wife is happy and healthy and that is a good man. He understands her needs and her moods (sometimes maybe better than she does, and that’s how it should be). Heather is the kind of person who will put everyone’s needs ahead of her own because she is passionate about the people that are important to her life. They are both the sweetest and kindest people I know and they are both spitfires in their own right. They fight hard, play hard, work hard, but love hardest and their hearts are just so in the right place.
We had a blast on our shoot beating out the weather, waiting out a little rain, and chasing a rainbow (literally). These two were up for anything I threw at them (I guess it helps that they are also photographers as well as designers and understand what it takes to get THE shot). It was a day that truly was a celebration of their love. I watched them melt into each other, gaze at each other, laugh with (and at) each other and just fall in love with each other and the moments around them. It was a spectacular shoot in so many ways.
We started our day on the streets of Long Beach Island and it’s always a bit nerve wrecking photographing other photographers but we quickly found our groove. By the way, I apologize in advance for the amount of images (or eye candy) you will be looking at. I just loved this session so much and could not narrow it down any further. Enjoy.
Oh, and did I forget to mention what hotties these two are?
Another outfit change, and a small rain shower in between, and we were blessed with the most beautiful rainbow. Heather told the us that this was the exact time she was walking down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and that her Auntie Jean, who had passed away, send this to her. I swear I had chills up and down my spine and tears in my eyes.
The day after this shoot was Heather’s birthday so we surprised her with a red velvet cupcake (her fave) from Crumbs.
Seriously, I love you guys and thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of this special day. Happy Anniversary and to many, many more.
Until Next Time…