Meet Jeremiah and Desiree.
These two are crazy in love and way beyond excited for Christmas this year. Not so much because it's Christmas, but because they'll be saying their vows on December 20th, making this their first Christmas as Mr. + Mrs.
Their love story started sweet and young when they were both still in high school. For them, four years later, the chemistry and magic of first love has only deepened and grown stronger, and they couldn't be more excited about saying yes to spending the rest of their days hand in hand.
Fun fact: the bike was Jeremiah's gift to her at her high school graduation. I love the history these two have together, so it only made sense to include the bike and take some photos along the road where they spent countless Sunday afternoons going for bike rides over the years.
In the interest of full disclosure, I might be a little biased about this couple. A few years ago (four to be precise), I married Jeremiah's oldest brother, Pete. Jeremiah is the youngest of his siblings, and is affectionally known as "the kid" around home. Somewhere around the time Pete and I got married, Jeremiah started showing up with this cute little burst of energy and color name Desiree hanging onto his arm. She is a gem that we all fell in love with, and I couldn't be happier about getting to officially claim her as my sister-in-law in a few months.
So usually this is one of those shots that I toss because it's the moment right before "the moment"…but it was too cute. It reminded me of what falling in love is like. It's this fun anticipation, this sort of I'm-sure-but-I'm-not-sure feeling that happens when love first ignites. These two still have that chemistry going on between them four years later. Adorable!
As the day was fading and the chill of the autumn evening was setting in, we headed off with coffee and mugs in tow to get a few more photos.
These turned out to be some of my all-time favorites. I loved the way this part of the session captured another dimension of their relationship. The first part of the session reflected just how fun and whimsical and spontaneous they are together. And they really are! But there's another side of them together that is calm, quiet, and free to just BE. It's that place of safety and being HOME wherever you are because you're together.
Congrats guys…so incredibly excited for December 20th!