Monica and Lawrence are yet another unique SO couple - they are from the same town in California and grew up together their whole lives, and yet somehow they made it all the way to college before love brought them together. They've been together now 8 years, first living in different cities in California, and then spending the last 3.5 together here in the Tampa area and they are about to rejoin their families on the West Coast in less than a month! As this engagement session was also a farewell to Florida as they take off on a new adventure together, it was important to me as their photographer to not only capture the love between this couple, but the essence of St. Pete right alongside it, so that they may cherish this time together here on the East coast, always.
I love to ask my couples what it is that draws them to one another, and their answers just make my heart swell! From Monica: "If I had to choose one favorite thing about Lawrence, I think it would have to be either his caring personality or his calm/grounded nature (much needed when I get stressed!). Sorry, I cheated - I couldn't pick one! :)"
Lawrence responded with: "My favorite thing about Monica is how compatible our personalities are and how seamless our match is."
I wish Monica and Lawrence the happiest of adventures back to the West Coast and pure bliss in the rest of their lives together! It was an absolute pleasure exploring downtown St. Pete with them both and remembering all the reasons why even I love Florida!