Some of you may know that I do not specialize in weddings; I specialize in portraits. But because I’m not in the wedding industry, I don’t usually get to photograph engagement sessions, which I absolutely love! So when I do, it’s always as a wedding present for my dearest friends, which makes the shoot even more fun and meaningful for me.
Andy and I have been friends since our freshman year of college at The University of Arizona – so about 11 years now – holy crap. I’ve known Megan for almost 4 years, when she and Andy first started dating. In fact, I was lucky enough to be there on their first “date”. That is, if you can count Andy’s birthday weekend in Vegas with all of his wild and crazy friends as a first date. ;) Either way, Megan, who works with Andy as a RN (and calls him Andrew), decided to take a chance and accept Andy’s invitation to celebrate with him and a bunch of people she didn’t know….in sin city.
Guts. The girl’s got some guts.
Or maybe she just knew…deep in her gut…that this guy might be someone special.
And she was right.
I’ll never forget that first night in Vegas when Megan came up to us girls and asked in the sweetest voice, “soooo….do we like Andy?” Haha. At the time, we thought she was trying to figure out if he was a good guy or not, (which we of course immediately said yes to), but a year or so later, she admitted that she was really trying to figure out if any of us were dating him. Thankfully, Andy is like a brother to the rest of us. But she didn’t need us to tell her that. You could just see in Andy’s eyes – how much he adored her.
And they’ve been inseparable ever since!
The memories from that weekend will always have a special place in my heart for more reasons than I can count, but mainly because it brought these two together. I’m so lucky to have them in life. They’ve been amazing friends over the years, and I couldn’t imagine life without them together.
Congratulations, you guys! Love you both!