I met Joey & Tabby last summer through an internship at our church here in Wauchula. We had lunch a couple times & bonded over some afternoons playing games together. When they got engaged, I was so excited for them! Tabby reached out to me about wedding photography & their summertime engagement session & I knew it was going to be magical! They are one of the most FUN couples I know! They met in college & have the sweetest love story.
“We met our freshman year of college. On our first encounter, we flirted with one another. We dated for about 3 months and then I ended it… Meanwhile, Joey never stopped praying and pursuing me. 7 months later of being broken up, we decided that God’s will was for us to be together. We have been together for over 2 years now! Every personality test we have ever taken always states that our two personalities are the hardest to get along and that basically we should not be together. We are defeating the odds I like to think, but I know it is through God’s grace, prayer and laughter that we are together. I read a book, The Cinderella Rule, in high school that completely changed my life and perspective on what Christ-like dating looks like. I wrote a list of qualifications I would not settle on when it came to the next guy I dated. Fast forward to my freshman year, Joey asked me what my favorite book was and I told him, The Cinderella Rule. He looked at me and responded, ‘My youth pastor’s wife wrote that book!'”
I mean seriously, have you ever heard a sweeter love story?! The love each of them have for Christ is so important to them individually & I know it has made them a stronger couple! You can see that love for Christ & for each other radiating off of them at all times!
Their first scheduled day for their engagement session had to be rescheduled. It had been storming on & off all day! Fortunately for all of us, we only had to push it back a couple days! I’m glad we waited, because the next day was absolutely perfect!
Their pictures turned out so fun! I feel that her sweet personality & his extroverted personality really shines through! The way they look at each other is precious & their interactions are so sweet! I truly pray they treasure these forever!