Ashley and Joel have some of the coolest little stories from their dating time frame as well as life. It was almost a year ago that I sat and talked with Ashley about her wedding, how they met and a little about her life. Right from the get go, I thought she was rather neat and turns out we actually had quite a bit in common. She shared stories of living by herself in Alaska in an airstream, traveling, camping, carving wood, and eventually... falling in love with Joel. Her and Joel have known each other since they were in the 5th grade, separated ways, lived life a little and finally returned to fall in love and plan a wedding. They are simply adorable and life has a funny way of bringing people back together.
On Saturday I met up with the two of them over by Belle Island. That place is kind of like a second home for my family. We like to go up there alot and watch Chris kayak on the James and the kids will play on the rocks. It's just such a neat place. So when they changed locations to this place, I was kinda excited. I've never shot an engagement session up there but I sure can say that it's an awesome location to do so. The weather was a tad chilly but it could always be worse, right? At least there was no rain and it was warmer that 30 degrees. :) I had fun walking around and getting to know them as a couple a little bit more. I'm totally excited to be shooting their BIG day!!! It sounds like it's goint to be one heck of an amazing wedding!!!! Pictures will follow in early June. :)