Sebastian & I met when I was fifteen & he was seventeen years old. We dated for five years before he got down on one knee & asked me to marry him, & we tied the knot less than six months later on a beautiful October day in 2015!
This year, we are venturing out as a husband & wife wedding photography team! He's always been my second shooter, but now it's official. :)
Most importantly, we love the Lord & strive to live our lives & run our business in a way that honors Him!
Scroll through our story & take a look at some of our favorite things below! :)
We met through mutual friends & were each other's first boyfriend & girlfriend. April 17, 2010 has always been my favorite day!
If that sounds like a long time to you, it was!! We have grown so much together & individually since those babies starting dating - we've experienced joy & heartache, laughter & tears. Those five years weren't always rainbows & butterflies, but I'm just as thankful for the hard times as I am the 'easy' ones, because it's helped get us to where we are today!
And by 'planned' I mean THREE DAYS! We were coming up on our five year anniversary & I was so hopeful for a ring! He told me that there was no way that could happen (& he was so serious!), and y'all - I cried. Ugly cried. In front of him. Right then, he went downstairs & asked my dad if he could marry me. He spent the next two days secretly planning the perfect proposal, & on April 17th, 2015, he got down on one knee & asked me to be his wife.
We'd dated so long, neither of us wanted a long engagement! We spent the next one hundred & sixty-nine days anticipating the best day of our lives.
You may or may not remember, but October 3, 2015 was smack dab in the middle of Hurricane Joaquin. Though we had to completely re-plan the reception the day before (thank God for my mama!), we woke up to clear, blue skies & seventy degree weather - the most beautiful day! My daddy married us, we celebrated with the most important people in our lives, & we started our forever.
A really close family friend gifted us our honeymoon in Gatlinburg, & I am constantly wanting to go back & relive that week. Blissful newlyweds on our first trip - just us. We rode ATV's through the mountains, took an air taxi through the sky, & spent $800 on gifts for our families. Clearly, we have big hearts. :)
We recently bought a house, we're first-time puppy parents, & we're waiting for the day the Lord blesses us with a baby. :) I couldn't imagine this life without Sebastian, I am so thankful God saved him for me!
We added an adorable little furbaby to our family in April of 2017! Her name is Roxy & she's the sweetest, cuddliest, yet most fiesty pup we've ever known. She enjoys eating flowers, shoe laces, & dirty socks in her spare time. :)
We live twenty minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, but you'll never find us there in our free time! We'd both much rather be in a swimming pool or at one of our favorite places, White Lake in North Carolina. Get us there, & we'll stay in the water all day!
And by 'big', I mean eight children 'big'! Sebastian's mom is one of fifteen children & we just love the dynamic of having such a huge, fun-loving, sometimes crazy, but always supportive family.
While we wait for that big family, we're enjoying loving on our two nephews & sweet little niece!
Country would win every. single. time. Our future goal is to build our forever home on a nice piece of land, far enough away that we don't have tons of neighbors, but still obnoxiously close to our families. :)
If you want to know our Valentine's Day tradition, it consists of grabbing Chinese takeout & watching a sappy love story. Although, I'll never turn down a good P.F. Changs date night!