I met Shayna when she was about four or five as a cute and quiet little girl. And now, here I am taking photos of her as a beautiful young adult embarking on a life of her own as a wife and mother. This doesn’t make me feel old, it makes me feel proud to have watched her grow into a successful and happy adult. She has always been very bright, finishing college in 2 years and being very artistic, so I was a bit nervous taking photos of a fellow photographer. But she and Andrew did great and their fun and loving relationship came through in all of their shots. I wondered if it made her uncomfortable for me, as her “auntie”, to ask her to kiss him so much in front of me, but it must not have made her too uncomfortable because there was plenty of affection! I don’t know Andrew very much, but what I could tell, not only through the pictures we took, but also from our time together, is that he definitely loves Shayna!
It was a pretty cold day, one of the first days this year to be in the 30′s, but we kept moving and they kept cuddling. They are so cute together! I am excited for their upcoming wedding in the spring (when I hope it’s a bit warmer!) and excited for their long and happy life together!