These two are so incredibly cute. Looking at them there is no way around it, but as you look at these photos, I hope there is something else you notice... gentleness. When I photograph couples, I often get to know them as we hang out... and in turn learn a little of their love story. Alicia, Everett and I began our shoot at a local coffee shop where they told me the story of how their relationship began (as I snapped some candid photos of course). Its a story that involved Everett intentionally seeking Alicia out, Alicia slowly getting to know him, Everett wondering if she wasn't interested... but not giving up... walking a fine line between persistence and giving Alicia space and time to figure out what she wanted, hoping he wouldn't get stuck in the "friend zone". He was gentle, yet not swaying. And eventually, after a late night "hang out" there was a text: "Was that a date?" "Do you want it to be a date?" "Yes." "Well, then I guess it was a date." Adorable. And gentle.
Alicia didn't think she'd date (let along marry) anyone until she graduated from med school, but Everett won her over. They both have extremely busy schedules and they'd both tell you that it isn't easy -- finding time is hard... but its clear that they know their love is worth it.