One of the benefits of being a wedding photographer is hearing all the great love stories. This one is special because it started when they were in the 7th grade. How many middle school relationships end in marriage? Their amazing story, in their own words: "Jessica was the tallest, blondest, prettiest girl at Sequoia Middle School." Lee says. "I was four-foot-six in 7th grade, and Jessica seemed to stand two full feet over me. But I didn't care. I was in love."
He continues, "I walked her home from school. Sometimes I held her hand. We went to movies. I took her to the Spring dance. I remember we had to dance at 'elbows length apart' most of the time, but during the final dance I pulled her close. She could rest her head completely on top of mine. It was magic."
Scroll to the bottom to here her side of this sweet story.
Her side of things was just as sweet. "I still can't believe that the man I'm going to marry is the boy that took me to the spring dance in 7th grade." Jessica says, "He even wore a suit to the dance. All the other boys were wearing the typical baggy pants and big t-shirts, but not my Lee. He has always been very classy, even as a 12 year old boy! He was also my first boyfriend. I was extremely shy and timid in middle school. I was a scrawny, tall, gangly girl, and I often got teased for these things. Lee somehow saw me as gorgeous. Still to this day he says he thought I was just so pretty!"
She continues, "As many young romances go, we parted ways around the end of 7th grade. Little did we know, that wasn't the end of our story. We kept in touch on and off over the years; we even dated again for a while in 2008. It seems we couldn't stay away for too long. In September of 2011, the time was finally right. After a wonderful year together, Lee proposed in Hawaii on September 2, 2012. He said he just couldn't wait any longer. We are so excited to spend the rest of our lives together! I believe some things are just meant to be, and I am definitely meant to be with Lee. He is the funniest man I've ever met. We laugh together every day. He knows how to make me feel better when I'm down. I feel so lucky I get to spend even a minute with him, let alone the rest of my life! I couldn't be happier that I get to marry my best friend."
Well if that's not the sweetest love story that started in the 7th grade I don't know what could possibly top it. Thanks guys for the wonderful engagement shoot and I'm totally excited to photograph the wedding!