A few weeks ago, I got on a plane at the crack of dawn and headed to Atlanta for Nina and Matt's engagement session. I am so glad I did :)
One of my most favorite things about this job of mine is getting to celebrate my friends lives with them in an intimate, special and very up close way. About 7 years ago, I met my Ms. Ashley Blahnik and my life has been blessed in so many ways because of that woman. Ashley's sister-in-law, this beautiful Nina here, is definitely one of those blessings that have come my way.
My time with Nina has revolved around visits to Orlando, joint love and shared stories of and with Ashley and Kristin. I have heard many stories of Nina and her life, and many accolades of her sweet heart, loving soul, and patient personality that's packed into her little bitty frame. And then about 18 months ago, I met Matt. Nina's Matt.
The very first thing I noticed of these two together was how much Nina smiled around Matt.
Matt is intense. Intense bout having fun, being funny, and constantly being entertained.
Also? Matt is intense about loving this woman.
Nina picked me up from the airport and we got to spend several really wonderful and sweet hours together before Matt arrived for photos. I was able to learn about this couple and more of their story. I got to watch Nina smile and sparkle. I got to hear out her hopes and dreams for this life she's beginning with Matt. I got to see love in action in this beautiful friend of mine.
I love this series.
Despite being Florida born and grown - Matt is a huge Jordan fan (and this Chicago girl says: who isn't?!?!). Just like Pippen was a perfect pair with Jordan....
The difference in defense here amuses me :)
Nina and Matt - I hope you will always remember this engaged state of life. I hope you will hold onto the excitement, the freshness, the love, the hope and dreams that this season of life brings.
I hope you laugh, play, and do ridiculous things together for many many years to come.
I hope you find moments of quiet together. To just "be". To just rest. To recharge. Together.
I know this is the start of something beautiful.
I can't wait for the wedding!!
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