I was fortunate to have the opportunity to capture the love story of JJ and Emilie during their engagement photoshoot in the picturesque setting of Havre De Grace, Maryland. Being a close acquaintance of JJ since his days on the Stevenson University tennis team, which he joined a year after I had graduated, made the experience all the more special.
Emilie and JJ share an intriguing dynamic. Emilie, always encouraging JJ to channel his romantic side, would ironically cringe and playfully push him away when he did. The banter and unique chemistry made for some silly moments captured during the shoot.
The decision to set their engagement shoot in Havre de Grace wasn't random. This quaint little town, with its riverside locale, exudes a charming small port town vibe. However, the real reason behind choosing this location was Emilie's insistence. Her brother had previously taken his senior photos here and she was adamant about following the tradition. Poor JJ, as smitten as he was, had little control over this decision.
Their love story began in the least romantic of places - a science fair. Yet, the sparks flew and they've been inseparable ever since. Their shared sense of humor and undeniable compatibility make them a truly hilarious and endearing couple. They are now joyfully preparing to take the plunge and say their vows in Columbia, Maryland, in November 2024.
I can't wait to capture their journey as they step into this new phase of life, with their love story continuing to unfold with every passing moment. Their engagement shoot was just the beginning, and I look forward to being there to document their big day. Their love story is a testament to the fact that love is found in the most unexpected places, and once found, it is a force to be reckoned with.