Janelle and Greg : Anytime

I'll never forget the first time we met. We'd been emailing for a couple weeks, but when Janelle decided to meet me in regard to booking me as her wedding photographer, I was excited. We met at a Starbucks not too far from where I worked (I worked part-time when I first started the business) and we spent time just chatting and getting to know each other. She loved dancing hip hop, sang in her college choir, and met a city boy with a cowboy heart. I sat there–feeling intimidated because, really, the blare of the espresso grinder was DEAFENING–and wondered if she could see past the simplicity of my situation.

She did.

I shot Janelle and Greg's wedding during my first year as a full-time photographer and it was a perfect day. Since then, so much has changed for us, but I was thrilled when Greg wanted to surprise Janelle with a photoshoot to document their love's progression. It took us a while to find a date that worked for all of us, but last week we enjoyed the day walking around Downtown Orange for a few photos.

Janelle and Greg…thank you for listening past the noise of the espresso grinder, for feeling how much I wanted to document your love, and for seeing potential in someone who couldn't quite see it in herself. I loved catching up with you both and I know God has even bigger and better things in store for you. I appreciate you more than I could express. Much Love and Appreciation…j*

Greg, it must be hard being that handsome. I mean, really.

They're just as photogenic as I remembered…

Janelle worried she'd laugh too much and not get the type of pictures she wanted, but I think she redefined fierrrrce!

We found some awesome light by a dump truck, so we had a little fun…

I loveloveloved Janelle's tattoo and it's such a perfect reminder…

One thing I adore about Janelle is her ability to laugh and love every moment…and Greg's continuity at all times…they're such a beautiful balance!

Janelle and Greg…you're perfect. Please don't ever change.

To see more pictures from Janelle and Greg's photo session in Downtown Orange, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!