I literally remember it like it was yesterday! I was sitting in the Seaside parking lot waiting to meet up with Jen for lunch. We had gone to the same college together – had mutual friends – but rarely hung out together because she lived off campus while I lived in the dorms. I also knew who Jonathan was from going to a Bible study at someone’s house and he would lead worship! Somehow after college we connected and were going to meet for lunch this day in Seaside! The whole drive, I felt like God was telling me that I was going to second shoot for her. So, when she mentioned it over lunch I felt a huge relief that I wasn’t crazy! Ha!
For years I second shot weddings for her and loved every minute! We had the best times traveling, staying in new places, acting the complete fool – you know – two girls on vacation together. There were a few conversations that consisted of, “When we tell J and C (what we did) they are going to kill us…” Lol.
She has been a mentor for me but over time – a best friend! I have loved watching her family grow from one child to THREE!
They took a job in Utah a few months ago and will be leaving in just a few short weeks. We photographed them one last time in Watercolor, Florida. We both felt the Watercolor aesthetic fit them so well and also gave a nod to the Utah feel of things – as opposed to strictly sand and Gulf.
It was the most perfect day! We had a blast just hanging out and taking pictures of the kids in their natural element – running around!