So you can imagine how excited I was when Josh got in touch with me and asked me to do the honors. Courtney is now a first grade teacher in New Kent, Virginia and Josh works in pharmaceutical research. The couple that began dating way back in 2005 has grown up and is ready to begin life together as husband and wife, and I am thrilled to be a part of their celebration. We planned to get together on the evening of June 29th. This turned out to be significant for two reasons. The first, which we knew, was that we were getting together exactly one year before Josh and Courtney will get married. The second significant thing about June 29, 2012 was that it may quite literally have been the hottest day I’ve ever lived through. When I met Josh and Courtney as the sun began to drift lower, the temperature gauge in my car read 106 degrees! I knew Richmond was a warm place compared to Pittsburgh, but that was a little more than I was expecting. We discussed the option of meeting early the next morning instead, but decided to give it a shot. We were all battling the heat, but Josh and Courtney were as cool as the other side of the pillow. I have to admit, we had cold towels, dry towels, and bottles of water that we used liberally in between setups, but I was amazed as I reviewed images. Josh and Courtney, you both look awesome, and if I hadn’t been there I doubt that I could even tell how hot it was!
Thank you both so much for allowing me to be a part of this exciting time in your life. I wish we lived closer so Hannah and I could see you all more, but it was awesome seeing you again after so long. I can’t wait to celebrate with you next year!