This blog post has been a long time coming, but has taken me a bit to sit down and write it. Not because Melissa and I were long time, dearest of dearest friends, but because it was my very last session in Okinawa. I cannot even begin to describe how incredibly fortunate I feel to have had such success over there with all these amazing families and I have no one else to thank but them.
Melissa wasn’t even on my schedule until the very last minute when I posted photos of a mutual friend’s photo session. She messaged me right away and said she HAD to get in before they left. I can tell you that THAT is a huge compliment all on it’s own (thank you Melissa
Luckily I had one weekend left before I lives turned upside with our own move to Newport, and lucky for us the weather gods held out for us and we made this beautiful session happen. She was leaving about a week and a half later so we really did get these done in the nick of time.
Melissa and her family are just so sweet and every one of them were on board for some photos so that always makes for an awesome session! Her youngest son was asking lots of questions, her husband had ideas of photos he wanted to do, her oldest son sidled up to me to look at photos to see if he wanted any of his retaken and their daughter, well, with curls like that and an infectious smile she was ready to go! We had a great time and I love it when families tell me what they want in a session – makes life and photos that much easier! These two needed no prodding in getting couples shots together – the bottom set were all Jason’s idea and I think it was a brilliant idea!
I do wish Melissa and I had met up earlier so that we could become better friends because I can tell she is my type of fun yet laid back lady! Hopefully they are enjoying the beautiful West Coast and I just hope our paths cross again one day in the Marine Corps life!
Thank you again Melissa and Jason!