What do you do when your first year of marriage has been one for the record books? You CELEBRATE!
You see barely anytime passed after their wedding before one night heading home they were in an accident. It broke one of his legs, and both of hers so badly she had to have surgery and eventually learn to walk again.
By her side, even in his own hospital bed for a while, was her new hubby, and then when she came home her Instagram posts showed just how much this man loves his wife.
So as their one year anniversary approached Stephanie messaged me about doing a special shoot for them to cut their cake, and kick off the start to a new chapter…and year two!
I’d gotten to know her through watching her Instagram journey one step at a time to her recovery, and her tenacity is something to admire…as is Geoffrey’s devotion to his beloved.
I was excited to get to capture their anniversary shoot after all they’d been through, and we initially were going to the Ocoee, but got caught in a torrential downpour. We pulled into a gas station to map out plan B, and NOTHING was going to stop me from capturing these images on their anniversary as she wanted.
I love when Plan B turns in to Tellico! We watched the radar a few minutes, and the rain wasn’t supposed to hit there until much later so we turned tail to head the other way.
There was no rain to be had, and the clouds were putting on a show at one of the overlooks. We stopped there, and setup for their cake party…complete with a toast to a brand new year!
She’d gotten crafty with wooden signs and chalkboard paint, and brought along a new Scrabble set to use as props.
Everything was perfect for their celebration, and the we then set our sights on the grandeur of Bald River Falls to end the day, and as always it did not disappoint.
Getting to witness the love they have for each other especially after being tried more than most couples who’ve been together for years is a testament to just how strong their love is.
So, here’s to the The Haynies, and a lifetime of love and laughter…and hopefully much smoother roads to come 🙂