Just a few weeks ago I met these two at a super awesome bar/restaurant Hopleaf. This neat spot is known for being a micro brewery.
Within minutes they had me out of my "beer comfort zone" and sipping on a yummy brew, green line. (I seriously, never EVER drink anything but corona- what have I been missing!!!)
Maureen and Jim are SO awesome and easy to talk to. They immediately opened up to me telling me stories of family, friends, and about their spontaneous adventures.
I asked Maureen to re tell one of the stories that they shared with me. I think it fits their "aura" perfectly!
"Jim and I were heading to his place on one of the first nice spring days of the year. I felt great and had a great outfit on – the sun was shining – Jim and I were driving and everything just felt awesome but we didn’t have any real plans and when all things are aligned you usually want to do something cool. Well, Jim’s sister Pam called and said they found a casino and a Fiesta ware outlet in West Virginia. They, I think jokingly, asked if we wanted to meet them and I was all over it. Jim needed some persuading, but not much. We decided to leave at 1pm and drive the 7 hours to meet them. They were actually on the highway heading to Florida before we called them back and told them “yes”. They turned around and went back to wait for us. Well, two tickets later (Jim in Indiana and me in Ohio) – we got there and had a great time. Gambled till who knows what hour of the evening, probably ate some food along the way, slept and went to the Fiesta ware outlet. What a blast. Then, on our way back, we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland. It was a really fun weekend. – We LOVE spontaneity"
After we spent a couple of hours chatting and eating some delish appetizers (see above) we parted ways and I went home all smiles!
I can not explain how excited I am to photograph their wedding in two weeks! Everything in their wedding is personalized by family and friends. So it is only fitting that I felt like I had just gained some new family members!
Thanks for reading!