December 13, 2018
I’ve known Carl for more than a decade now. He was a few years ahead of me in high school and our interactions all revolved around the golf team (yup… I was on the golf team many moons ago). Carl was always so kind, even to the underclassmen. He gave off that warm energy that just made everyone around him feel good. When I met Kurika during their Naples engagement session, I instantly had that same warm feeling. She had the biggest smile on her face and gave me the most welcoming hug. I could easily tell how these two fell in love with each other.
Carl and Kurika were introduced my mutual friends while they were both playing professional golf in Asia (Carl in the Philippines and Kurika in Thailand). They spent a lot of time together as friends and realized that there was something more there. They soon started dating – and have tackled the longest long distance – as Carl is now back in Florida and Kurika is still in Thailand! These two have mastered a 12 hour time change between them and 30 hours of travel to see each other.
Earlier this year, Carl visited Kurika in Thailand as a surprise. She wasn’t expecting him and was so surprised when he knocked on her door in the middle of the night. Carl proposed to Kurika during the visit, but that wasn’t all! He managed to get both of their parents to Thailand in celebration as well! I’m pretty sure Kurika shed happy tears all week long!
For their Naples engagement session we headed to Koreshan State Park. There happened to be a huge farmer’s market that day – but we were able to find some secluded spots for their engagement photos. These two were both so natural in front of the camera – I hardly had to pose them! Every time I would look up from changing my roll of film they would already be in an adorable new pose! At the end of the day we headed to Parkshore to a private park by the beach to watch the sunset. It was such a wonderful day!
Carl and Kurika, I’m glad that we finally got together to take these photos! I’m so happy for you both and wish you the best in your marriage! I loved hearing your story and getting to know you both a little better during our time together. Thank you for being so fun and inspiring! Congratulations again!
Kurika’s dresses: Lulu’s
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