Kristen & I go way back to the college days, and share tons of fun memories together (from Bang Bang Shrimp to the streets of Rome.) I've always thought Kristen led such a cool and interesting life, and I've been thankful for social media for keeping me up to date on her. I started noticing a cute guy appearing in her photos a while back, and my interest was piqued. Then, a while later, Kristen messages me asking if I'll shoot their wedding next year. WHAT?! (Yes, duh.)
That cute guy is Josie, and he and Kristen are so in love it's ridiculous (in the best way.) I met them at Carolina Beach for their engagement session. We got there really early, so we had some drinks and caught up on the last few years of life. Kristen & Josie were what photographers dream of. They totally let loose (was it the Moscow Mules & mimosas?), and I pretty much did not exist. Their connection was fire. We played around at the boardwalk carnival for a while, then headed to the beach (which was insanely crowded. I guess I stupidly thought we'd have the beach to ourselves? Lol. No.) They got drenched in the water without thinking twice, and let me play around with fun flash stuff later at the boardwalk, so I pretty much love them to pieces.
Josie & Kristen, I hope this next year flies by for you guys so you can finally be together. I absolutely cannot wait for next May!