Autumn & Joey: An Anniversary Session at Sunken Gardens

June 29, 2017

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Get ready you guys. You’re about to hear one of the sweetest love stories. When I received Autumn’s first email I had chills. I knew their story was one that I wanted to be a part of.

Joey and Autumn met when they were 14 on a scuba diving trip in Honduras. Then, one year later, they met again on another scuba trip in Curaçao. A year later, Autumn found Joey on facebook and realized that they were from the same town in Kentucky! Autumn reached out and they quickly fell head over heels in love with each other.

Joey is hilarious and cheeky – with the best laugh! He is a hard worker, very loyal and kind. Autumn is resilient, compassionate, and brings so much energy into any situation with her beautiful smile. She’s passionate about everything that she does.

Due to a health issue, Autumn had to stop working a few years ago, but Joey stepped up and continued to care and nurture the relationship without skipping a beat, sometimes working up to three jobs at a time.

Autumn and Joey were married on Madeira Beach, where Autumn’s family always vacationed. Their wedding day was a rainy, beautiful day. The beach was deserted due to the weather, so they had their own private event. As the ceremony came to a close, the sun came out and a rainbow appeared above them.

While it was a beautiful ceremony, the engagement and wedding went by like a blur to Autumn. Her illness clouded her memory and she was on bedrest for six months leading up to the wedding. Now, on their two year anniversary, with Autumn’s health under control, we met up for a quick photos session to celebrate! We started at Sunken Gardens and then headed to the beach, where Autumn put back on her wedding dress and carried a beautiful bouquet. She truly got to feel like a bride and enjoy every moment of it! It was so wonderful to watch them back on that same beach – celebrating two years of marriage and loving each other with every ounce of their heart!

Autumn and Joey – thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this celebration! It was so great to meet you both. I was immediately filled with a rush of positive energy while taking these photos. Clearly meant for each other, you two have such a wonderful future ahead of you and I can’t wait to watch your dreams come true. You’re the sweetest!

Florist: 2Birds Events // First location: Sunken Gardens 

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