Max Patch, North Carolina - Courtney & Bob - Adventurous Couples Session
Oh my goodness guys. These two were something else! From the moment we started hiking up Max Patch chatting to each other, I could tell they had a connection unlike any other. I knew they were married but I had no idea it had been for 4 years! and together for 6! I almost didn't believe them, they were just so in love I thought they were still in the “honeymoon stage”. This was so inspiring to me! Not only were they the coolest humans to talk to, they were also the easiest couple to photograph. They fell right into every prompt I gave them effortlessly, but always gave it their own quirky twist. I love when my couples aren’t afraid to be unapologetically themselves!
For this blog post I decided to switch things up a little bit! I asked Courtney to tell their story of how they met. Courtney is also a fellow blogger and a neutral fashionista that has honestly inspired a lot of my outfit choices recently! But before I get off topic talking about fashion, here’s their love story.
“Bobby and I were classmates in pharmacy school and it turns out we both had crushes on each other, although neither of us acted on it because I was dating someone else. To be honest, I didn’t think Bobby would have wanted to date me because he was in ‘the cool crowd’ and I like to give him a hard time about it. Funny thing, we ended up being in group together. That meant working along side each other for an entire year on projects and group work, which meant we got to know each other a lot better.
After we graduated pharmacy school, I moved back home just north of Asheville. Bobby was also moving to Asheville for a job he had found in the area. Since we had become close in group, we actually had been in touch about studying for our licensure exams and he had some study materials I wanted to borrow. We met up one morning so I could indeed borrow that study material, and we both kind of looked at each other and I thought to myself, I should date this guy. I’m thinking he thought the same thing because a few weeks later after I passed my exam he texted me and asked me out. One date led to another, and within a year he asked me to marry him.
How cute is that?? I think that story is extra cute because Levi (my boyfriend) and I met in school too! Now, 6 years later, they are living in the stunning Appalachian mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina with their sweet little pup Charlie. Because their relationship is obviously thriving I asked if Courtney had one bit of advice to give to a couple on their wedding day what would it be? Here’s what she said:
“Your wedding day goes by so quickly and is such a blur, so take a few moments just to stop and soak it all in. Do that as often as you can that day.”
Ugh I love that. That is a huge reason I require my couples to schedule in AT LEAST 15 minutes (preferably an hour but that doesn’t always work out at big weddings) of bridal portraits during sunset. It’s that time of the day when almost all of the festivities are over so the stress is gone, maybe the drinks and food are settling in, and you get that time to really focus on each other and the whirlwind of a day you just had. It’s so so important to remember the day is about you guys, and to not let the stress get to you! How you react to things/your mindset it everything that day. I mean guys! It’s the best day of your life right?! Try not to take anything too seriously.
Let me know what you guys thought of this post down below! it was a little different, so whether its good or bad constructive criticism is always welcome here! Happy Monday!
Also, don’t forget to check out Courtney’s blog here. Her style is killer.