Ashley & Matt met in Hermosa Beach in what we call a classic love story… You know the one where drunk guy hits on server after he’s captivated by her strikingly gorgeous blue eyes, and she of course, turns down his request for her number.
After reconnecting through some Facebook stalking, and later Facebook messaging, she decides to give him a chance. He takes her to Pinkberry for their first date and in a more sober state, lights a fire that’s still burning. Matt sums up their first date like this:
“I was hooked. She was hooked. It was instant chemistry that burns away with us still.”
We always ask our couples what the favorite thing about the other is:
Matt on Ashley: “What I love most is that she can always bring a smile to my face, a flutter to my heart, and butterflies to my stomach all without even having to see her. Just the thought of her does that every single day!”
Ashley on Matt: “He’s sincere, thoughtful, and always knows how to brighten my day. It’s always the little details that he remembers and brings up when I least expect them.”
They are getting married on the beach in North Carolina and unfortunately we won’t be traveling with them as they’ve booked a photographer locally, but hope we can get together for a drink in Hermosa soon.
For this shoot, we decided to recapture the early days in their relationship by trekking around Hermosa. You’ll see some familiar local favorites… American Junkie (where they first met), Pinkberry (where their first date was), the Hermosa Beach strand, and our favorite, the gorgeous side streets and alley ways that give some character to this pristine beach town.
Hope you enjoy their photos!