Nick and Callie met when they were babies.
Ok not really, but in my mind, might as well have been. Callie and Nick met years ago at a local restaurant (see this “they met at work” trend we have going?!) and both started crushing on each other preeettty hard. Then, ya know, the rest is history.
One of my favorite things about these two is how they’ve navigated their relationship on their own time and terms.
Right at the perfectly planned moment, Nick popped the big question. On Callie’s family’s annual vacation. Even though Nick had Callie TOTALLY convinced it would NOT happen that week.
Nick proposed to Callie on Bird Island, at the Kindred Spirit mailbox, tucked in with the sand dunes in the Outer Banks. It was her dream proposal, dream ring, and needless to say, her dream guy.
So when we were talking about where to do an engagement session, it only made sense to head to the beach too. Nick grew up in Tom’s River and his family has always gone to Island Beach State Park. We planned to meet as his parent’s house an hour before sunrise and head to the beach together. And I have to say, for as early of a wake-up call that meant, I couldn’t have been more excited to get in the car and go the morning of our shoot.
We COULD NOT have planned better weather and as we pulled onto the sand, the sun was just beginning to start her peek onto the horizon.
Callie and Nick, thank you two for going along with my ridiculous direction, for dancing in the morning light, and for just being you. Your love is so freakin’ love-able. The morning we spent together will always be one of my favorite memories.