If you aren’t an engaged couple getting married in 2012, who have hired us to photograph their wedding, then you probably have no interest in this blog post. But for those fine couples who have… todays’ your day! It’s time to think fall. Great weather, warm sun, magnificent colors, and your beautiful smiles. MMMMM. We can’t wait!!
He sent her flowers to her parent’s home and she quietly read the card and started to cry. She looked at them and smiled. Melissa loves wholeheartedly and doesn’t hold back. She gets touched by the small things and treasures the people she loves. And one can’t help but treasure her back. Which Derek does. Although he won’t tear up as easily as Melissa, nor will he lay out his affection so unabashedly. But his love is shown with strength, with protection, and subtle little moments, and it’s no wonder that all the women in his life (that being Melissa, his mother, and his sister) all adore him. Their dynamic when it is just the two of them complements one another completely and they have a special kind of love.
It’s always a little awkward when you know you’re being set up. When they met for the first time they talked a little bit and exchanged numbers because they somewhat felt they were SUPPOSED to. They did hang out amongst one another in groups the next couple days, and then… he was gone. He had an engineering internship in Kansas for the summer, and left. Nothing quite like meeting someone and having them leave before they ever get a chance to know you. She figured it was hopeless. What is the likelihood of this guy calling and keeping in touch with someone he just met? Well, as fate would have it… pretty likely.
Timing. Bad timing, good timing, and the time in between. When Brent & Ashley met, they made each other laugh. Their personalities were similar and they both enjoyed the other’s company. But bad timing kept them from pursuing anything further than acquaintances. She asked her friend Brittany about him from time to time, unbeknownst to her he was doing the same. And then it all came together that fateful Thanksgiving Day Eve.
As we arrived in Davenport IA we immediately began scouting locations for the next day. Davenport is a very cool city situated right on the river. A plethora of historical buildings and charm, coupled with modern city architecture and hustle and bustle. Not to mention a BILLION cool spots for photographs. When we met with Ashley & Ben that evening they were so excited for what the weekend would bring. There was a buzz in the air and absolute happiness. With the locations marked on our GPS for the next day, we headed to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.