Molly and Nick’s love story is one that I was lucky enough to watch unfold firsthand back during the dog days of the 2012 election in Seattle. Four years later, we met on the ferry for some Saturday morning blue hour and braved the elements together. They were enthusiastic, up for anything, and of course, in love, which makes for a truly wonderful subject.
Hard to put into words how much these two guys mean to me. They took me in as one of their own when I first moved to D.C. and taught me how to navigate this place. The three of us led a blissful, Three’s Company-style existence for several years, filled with Oreos and High School Musical marathons and political discourse and all the laughter. They were some of the first I called when Matt proposed and moving out of our shared apartment was one of the most bittersweet days of my life.
When I learned of their engagement, I literally woke up a sleeping Matt with my squeals of delight and joy. And it all got even sweeter when they invited me to visit the place where they fell in love, Vassar College in upstate New York, to make some pictures.
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love…”
These lovebirds were two of the first people I met when Matt moved to the East Coast (over four years ago!) and quickly became integral members of our Norfolk family. Can’t wait to have them closer (Annapolis, here they come!), and can’t wait to watch them tie the knot in September.
Also, their dog Quinn is the cutest pup of all the pups.
Working with friends, on a beautiful day, in the city I love. Those conditions are hard to beat. But when you show the bride-to-be a shot off the back of your camera, and she says “I think that’s the best photo ever taken of me…ever…” Well, it’s hard not to walk away wishing every job was just like that.
Jen and Max are dear friends of mine who started out as colleagues, both to each other and to me, and being able to photograph and celebrate their upcoming nuptials was a true joy. Can’t wait to see these two tie the knot in February!