Vanessa and Stephen are a super duper, fun-loving couple with a passion for life so big it’s hard to be around them and not want to smile–A LOT!
So when it came time to plan their session, they wanted their images to incorporate a few of the activities they enjoy together. Their E-session included walking the dogs, picnicking, hula-hooping, playing guitars and rowing. After such a fun session like this, Frayed Edge can’t wait to see what’s in store when we shoot Vanessa’s bridals in the fall and their wedding in November.
I asked Vanessa to share how she and Stephen met. Their story below is just as much fun as they are!
“We met on Match.com in December 2008, where Stephen tried to impress me with his profile pictures of guitar hero and I tried to impress him with my Xena photos. In the end, it was his adorable picture of his dog, Lady, that won me over. I knew we would get along since we both loved animals. I think he liked me because I liked “geeky” science fiction stuff. When you can stay up into the wee hours of the morning watching a Battlestar Galactica marathon together, you know you are meant to be :o)
Our first date was in downtown Greensboro, January 2nd, 2009.
It was freezing but it was beautiful since the ginormous Christmas tree was still up in Center City Park. We ate tapas at a restaurant that I don’t think is there anymore; Steve impressed me when he agreed to order dessert and share it. Dessert- quite high on the approval scale for me (Life’s short…….eat dessert 1st).
Then we walked a short distance to an improv show called THE IDIOT BOX, which is kind of like the old show “Who’s Line is it Anyway”. Singles take note: laughter- ALWAYS great for a 1st date! Then we had beers and talked at McCoul’s for several hours. We closed the place down, and ended the night with some late night pizza just down the road. Stephen was a gentleman and gave me his new wool coat to wear when he realized my sweater wasn’t enough to keep me warm.
Fast forward 3 and 1/2 years, an ACL surgery, nursing school, and several career jumps later- we are engaged! Stephen asked me to marry him on a gorgeous summer day at the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It was a private emotional moment that I will never forget :o)”
Adorable, aren’t they? I just love them!!! Enjoy the highlights from their E-session below: