Virginia Beach portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in comfortable portraits and candids
Amelia and Aaron are my favorite. I knew this before I met them because I frequently told random people their story. And then I would cry. They have one of the best stories I’ve ever heard. Ever. Here it is in Amelia’s words right after they found out she was getting deployed:
I went home early, and Aaron and I started packing up. That was probably one the most emotionally draining weekends of my life. On top of that, we didn’t know if Aaron was going to deploy too, so there was the planning and contingency planning and back-up contingency planning that went along with that. I was set to fly out on Monday, and by Sunday afternoon, I had worked myself into a full on emotional wreck. There was no calmly asking Aaron over pizza if he really wanted to be with me. This time, it was Chinese food, and I was crying. He pulled me off the couch and into the big open space of our living room that I had never quite figured out what to do with. He made me close my eyes, and so there I was, just standing there in sweatpants, surrounded by boxes, and scary looking in the way one can only get from packing and crying and not sleeping for two days. And while I was standing there, feeling particularly ridiculous for getting so emotional, he had grabbed on one his name tapes out of our Army closet. He told me to open my eyes, and he was standing there holding his last name, and he said, “The only thing I have to give you is my name.” And he got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. I was crying, he was crying, the cat was staring at us like we had lost our mind…it was the best moment of my life.
I mean, COME ON! Anyway, Aaron and Amelia are perfect together. I actually didn’t direct them but a few times and when I did, I kind of messed up what they had going on! They are already legally married, but Amelia puts on a white dress and walks down the aisle next Thursday and I’m SO excited to get to capture their love and joy. And hang out with them some more.
I love this… Aaron said her orange blazer kind of looked like it was out of thriller. Got jokes… Amelia, you look hot. The end.