Happy New Year! Hope you are coming off of an absolutely AMAZING break (or maybe you are still on break- better yet! ;) )! We definitely took some time to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends and it was AMAZING!… in fact, we are continuing that celebration with our family today on the blog! ;) Ahh! You have no idea how excited we are to share this cooking together engagement session with you! It is super special in so many ways!
Just before Christmas, in fact on our way back from Ryan’s birthday celebration in Charleston, SC, we stopped along the way to visit our cousins in Durham, NC! It is ALWAYS such a special treat to visit with them, but this trip was even more special because we had the opportunity to photograph my cousin Mike and his fiancé, Jessie’s engagement session!!! SO MUCH FUN! ;) Jessie and Mike wanted their engagement photos to capture the here and now of their lives! They wanted to always remember this incredibly special time enjoying the everyday of life!
Jessie and Mike cook together all the time! Jessie’s mom owned a restaurant as Jessie grew up, so we could say that being in the kitchen makes her feel right at home! ;) And Mike, well with MeMe as our grandmother, we will always have AMAZING food to look up to and try to recreate! (I think Mike would agree, we will likely always be working toward perfecting MeMe’s pies and crust! ;) )
It was such a treat for us to be able to spend the day with Jessie and Mike and Mr. Darcy (their super soft bunny that they rescued!)! They gave us such an incredible reminder of how simple love really is! We pray that these images will be an everlasting memory to Jessie and Mike of their love and happiness in the simplicity of their everyday lives! Love is pretty AMAZING, my friends! ;)
We have a super fun story to share from our Christmas celebration that involved these two! But we might just have to save that for another day because I am too excited to get this post up! We will definitely share that story soon… but just to give you a little glimpse, picture me in front of my whole extended family opening a present and busting into tears! Big tears! ;) I have more tears just thinking about it! Ohh gosh, I better go get some tissues before I start writing that one out! ;)
Jessie and Mike, thank you for bringing so much happiness to our hearts! It means the world to us that we are able to capture this incredibly special time in your lives! Honestly, it is gift that we will cherish forever!