It was her birthday, and she intended to live it up. She sat at a bar in Annapolis with two of her best girl friends. They were enjoying the celebration when Heather overheard a man ordering a shot of Patron. Heather, being the oh-so-shy type (or not), shouted in his direction, “PATRON? I Looooove Patron!” And it was her birthday. And she was beautiful. So why wouldn’t this guy start buying her drinks?!?! But there’s one detail I should mention here. That guy? Joe. And as you can see, this is a post about Heather and Pat. As it turns out, the guy so generously buying drinks for Heather was Pat’s brother. Yep. His brother. Joe, Pat, and two other friends had been out on the town that night, and while it took Heather a minute, a bottle of Patron, and a brother to find him, she eventually did. She found him. The man who would rock her world. A man named Pat.
It didn’t take long for Pat to realize that Heather loved all things Christmas. Honestly, “love” is an understatement. She decorates her house before Thanksgiving, much to Pat’s dissatisfaction. But Heather’s love for Christmas gave Pat an idea about how to pop the question. Heather and Pat sat together on Christmas morning, 2011, in upstate New York where Heather’s parents live. After everyone had opened presents, Pat told Heather that there was one last gift. He left the room and re-emerged with an enormous, and surprisingly light, box. Upon opening it, Heather didn’t see anything…that is until her father pointed at a piece of paper she had overlooked. On the paper it said,
Heather and Pat brought gi-normous balloons to use as part of their session. After we were done with them, we debated what to do with them. We came to a unanimous decision: release them. I stood back to capture the moment…Stunning.
Do my clients not have the best sense of style? I may be hiring Heather as my personal stylist. Because I’m sure that’s exactly what she wants to do. (Please note sarcasm here.)This is one of my absolute favorites. I love how relaxed they are.
I have never asked anyone to lay in the grass during a shoot before. Sit? Yes. But not lay. I am beyond thrilled with how these turned out. I think it’s pretty clear how comfortable Heather and Pat are together. It makes my heart happy. And this is when Heather became my new BFF. As I’m taking this photo, she said to Pat, “What do you call a fake pasta?” He said, “What?” She said, “An impasta.” I’m still laughing. And I’m not joking. Heather is a girl after my own heart. F’real.
Gorgeous blue eyes. Pat knows what he’s doing by making this one a keeper.
And just before this photo was taken, Pat joined the BFF ranks. We used another prop, and in order to do so, Heather asked Pat to place it on a tree behind the field. Let’s just say, Pat has one of the best skip-leap-gallop-thingy I have ever seen. It was totally BFF worthy.
Perfect.Ok, seriously. Can you even get enough of these two? Not me. A third favorite. So natural.I have no idea how a building that is falling down can be such an amazing backdrop, but it is. I adore this venue.
Congratulations, Heather and Pat!
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