I can’t believe she’s getting married!
My sister-in-law Jessie was the first of Nate’s family I met when we began dating. We’d only been together a few weeks when he asked me to come to south Florida with him to meet his family, his very very big family! There was Jess, standing in my mother-in-law’s kitchen, wearing a black and white skirt that reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. I’m pretty sure that’s the first thing I said to her before getting my first of hundreds of Jessie hugs. :)
That moment was what I flashed back to when Jessie told us she was engaged. While we won’t be photographing the wedding, Jessie and Jason’s wedding gift from us was their engagement session and leather-bound guest book from their session. It was broken up into three parts, first starting at Fort Lauderdale beach, maybe 10 minutes from their house:
Jason’s “trademark” is this little shirt tuck in his jeans. It drives me a little bananas, and as a photographer, it took every ounce of my patience to not fix it in every scene!
Jessie then surprised Jason by booking the Hurricane’s Sun Life Stadium for their engagement photos. I think all the stress of planning was worth it when Jason whispered to her at one point, “You are the coolest fiancée ever.”
True story: When Jessie first went to school at the University of Miami and I heard they were the “canes,” I may have thought they meant “candy canes.”
Whereas I couldn’t tell you when football season begins and ends let alone which teams play for which states, these guys bleed orange and green. (I said that correctly, yes?) Jason has game day rituals which I will forever make fun of him for, and I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen him actually wear 3 shirts, this being one of them. But I do admire his dedication (never missed a game, I think!), and if he can be 1/2 as dedicated to Jess as he is to his Hurricanes, I think we’re in good shape. :)
In their seats. :)
Just a little primpin’ in the locker room bathroom!
Jason’s photo request? An American Gothic shot. :) Jessie we love you and I can’t wait to be your bridesmaid this weekend!!