Posted on April 18th, 2012 by Kelly.
They just wanted to have fun. Relax. Snuggle. And get some great couple shots- not engagement shots, but shots celebrating their relationship. Ashley and Melissa grabbed Kristin of Kristin La Voie Photography and headed to a paintball field.
“Ashley and I first met our freshman year of college at an event with mutual friends, but we were both with other people so nothing really came of it. It wasn’t until two years later when we were at a friend’s birthday party that the sparks and butterflies really started. However, despite poking and prodding from her friends, Ashley was just too shy to say anything to me, and I was too intimidated by her to say anything.
When I was invited a few months later to a Halloween party that Ashley was going to be at, I knew I had to be there. I knew it was going to be the last chance I’d get to tell her how I really felt, and see if we had a chance. It was going to be my last chance because I was going to be moving to Florida in a week. I figured I had nothing to lose, if she shot me down I was leaving anyway, and if she felt the same way I did, then I finally had a chance to be with her.
Luckily, she felt the same way I did and even though I was moving, as Ashley put it “a million miles away”, we both wanted a chance to make this work after waiting so long. So we took things slow and after a million text messages, Skype calls, insane cell phone bills and an amazing surprise graduation gift for Ashley, we fell in love and knew we’d make it work no matter what.”
Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Kelly.
Jen and Meghan: Jen and I met through a mutual friend, on a whim, and not as a set up. I was a hair stylist in LA and needed a model my first week, with no notice. My friend called Jen since she worked in LA. It was not love at first site and we barely spoke. But Jen was nice enough to let me crash at her place in Long Beach while I was commuting 2 hours to the salon. I soon got a place in Long Beach (I didn’t just fall for Jen) and we began a friendship which quickly led to where we are now.
Neither of us are great planners, nor can we keep a secret, so the engagement was in our typical style! We signed the Domestic Partner papers, had them notarized at the post office, and didn’t sweat at all! We headed for a great weekend in Palm Springs, won a little money, and ended the weekend with a trip to the jewelry outlet. With bejeweled fingers we set out to plan our reception. It’s been smooth sailing from there on out, surprisingly.
Photography: Pro-Gay Vendor Holly Steen of Cakes and Kisses Wedding Photography
Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Kelly.
It’s high time we featured a super-fun summery shoot that includes baseball. Enjoy!
Posted on July 11th, 2011 by Kelly.
Mari and Grace: Grace and I met at a birthday party a few years ago in Denver, Colorado. I was a graduate student with a one year position in Boulder at the time, and wasn’t looking for anything serious. However, Grace knew how to “hold on loosely” and seem to intuitively understand what I needed in a partner. Nine months after we meet it was time for me to head back to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Despite vowing that I would never do long-distance dating again, we just couldn’t let go of the loving and joyful relationship we’d begun to build. We somehow managed two years of long distance – trying to see each other at least every 5 or 6 weeks and taking longer visits when my graduate work allowed. I was finally able move “home” to Denver last September. We will celebrate our 4th anniversary in the fall.
Photographer: Pro-gay vendor Timothy Faust Photography