These two are the outdoorsy type and let us chase them around the Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes for a few hours. They said they were nervous, but from the minute we started they were relaxed, laughing, and having a great time. The sun stayed hidden most of the shoot until the very end when it decided to light up the sky in pinks/oranges.
How did you two meet? We met on Catalina Island teaching at an outdoor science camp. We instantly bonded over our mutual love for the ocean, diving and being goofy. We became good friends over the course of a year and started dating right before Jackie spent two months in Ecuador.
What was the proposal like? Jackie wanted to spend a weekend together away from home after her busy summer work season. I took her to Catalina to the place where we we met. We woke up early and I suggested that we go for a walk on the beach. We collected shells and rocks along the way while taking pictures of the sea. I told her I wanted to get a photo of her down by the water and while her back was turned I got down on my knee and withdrew the hidden ring from my pocket. She asked me if I was taking a picture of her butt and I told her to turn around and surprised her instead with loving words and a request to join our lives together forever.
What’s your ideal date? Our ideal date would be staying home, cooking together, watching movies and eating popcorn and ice cream! But when we’re feeling adventurous, we like playing in the ocean or going on hikes 🙂
What’s one TV show you have to watch together? Modern Family
Do you have any pets? We have a stuffed raccoon named Fuzz.
What’s your biggest pet peeve about the other? Michael: Jackie leaves toothpaste on the cap // Jackie: Michael likes to do dishes immediately after finishing eating when I just wanna chill for 10 minutes.
What’s your favorite thing about the other? Jackie: I love Michael’s attitude toward life! Despite the hardships he’s been through, he is the most positive person I know and I love that he cherishes and finds the beauty in every moment. He is so loving, adventurous and funny and that makes me smile all the time! // Michael: I love Jackie’s compassion. She is always gentle with people and finding ways to be the nicest person she can be. Jackie has a warm heart and extends her love without restraint to those she comes across. She holds my heart with care and I never have to worry that she will mistreat it.
How would your friends describe you? In most circles I think we are the goofy ones.