When I was in Florida for Justin and Jessica's phenomenal beach wedding, I also had the awesome opportunity to photograph one of my lifelong friends, Jenny, and her handsome beau, Connor! They drove from the opposite coast to visit me in Naples, and we had an absolute blast spending the day roaming the area and finding some fantastic spots for photos.
The thing you must know about Jenny, is that she is truly one of the freest, kindest spirits I have ever met. She is truly one of the most wonderful people I've ever met, and she has been one of the truest friends I've had through life. So when she told me she had met Connor, I had high expectations of what this guy should be...because, you know...he's courting one of my best friends. And I'm pleased to say that he truly is the embodiment of what a gentleman should be. And, honestly, it was immediately evident how unbelievably perfect they are for one another.
Their glances, their mannerisms, their briefest of touches -- they all were clear displays of how much they enjoy one another. They're both excited about life, and you can see it in their eyes. They were an absolute blast to spend an afternoon with (and no, I'm not biased at all!), and our session was one of my favorites of the year. They were game for whatever I asked of them, even to the point that Connor was willing to completely submerge himself in the ocean in December! I promise it wasn't as bad as it sounds; Florida weather in December is still ridiculously warm compared to Ohio, but still, Connor is a trooper, and I give him a salute for stepping up to the plate! :)
Connor and Jenny, thank you so much for taking the time to come over and visit, and for being such awesome sports all afternoon! I can't wait to watch you two grow together, and hopefully I can sneak a few more photos of you two in my schedule in the future. :) Big hugs from Ohio!