Erin and Erich are a truly amazing couple that J and I have had the opportunity to meet through our church. They are originally from Virginia where they met and both pursued graduate degrees at Virgina Tech. Tampa (Lakeland) is a new place for them and like us, they moved here not knowing anyone!
This August they celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary and wanted to celebrate with new images featuring their wedding attire. We searched for swoopy trees, prayed the summer rains would stay away, and gathered at Our Corner Lot on a Saturday afternoon for Emily Gore (my fabulous makeup artist friend!) to do Erin's makeup!
The day before I'd connected through Instagram with Oob A La Mode, a dessert company run by my now-friend Michelle. I feel in love with an image of her hand painted macaroons and she graciously offered to give me some as a little "extra" for Erin and Erich's session. They were perfect and so was everything else!
We ended their session in anniversary outfits on beautiful Bayshore boulevard. The storms from a few hours earlier had left the bay calm as glass with a cotton candy glow-- it was truly beautiful!
Erin and Erich will soon be foster parents and only God knows what else is in store for their 2nd year. I am so glad to know them and so thankful that they took the time to invest in these special images for such a beautiful season of life!