Love finds itself in the most unique places.
Rayna and James first met when Rayna was working at a pizza place. I mean, let’s be real! What are the odds that you’ll meet your future spouse at a pizza place!!
James had come in with a friend and ordered pizza to go and as he was waiting, Rayna kept thinking how cute he was. All of a sudden his friend came up to tell her that James thought she was cute and then abruptly left. James walked up to Rayna and agreed, “Yes, I think you’re really pretty”. Not knowing what to say, and feeling a little nervous, she responded flatly with “thanks” and James walked out.
A few months later, Rayna and James happened to be at the same party. Although they couldn’t recall where they had met, they exchanged numbers and left feeling like they had met before.
It didn’t click until later that they had met at the pizza place. It seemed that the stars had aligned for these two to be together and not a day has gone by in four and a half years that they haven’t talked.
We spent their engagement session in the gorgeous Mead Botanical Gardens in Winter Park, Florida.
They brought along their best friend, Copper, for lots of kisses and playtime! One of my favorite parts of engagement sessions is getting to know my couples. These two live out in the “bear country”, so we laughed at all of the stories of bears breaking into their trash can and the PANTHER (can we freak out over this?!) that was in their yard when they first moved in.
Rayna and James, thank you for sharing your story with me and having me capture your first professional photography session! I’m so happy we were able to play in the park and give your pup endless pets!