Jessica and Derek were a blast to photograph! They showed up ready for adventure to their engagement session at Wekiwa Springs State Park, and of course, they were up for anything.
They met when Jessica was the scorekeeper at a trivia night near UCF. Derek asked for her number when he brought up his team’s answer, and when her response was that she didn’t know him, he came up with his team’s answer for every new question along with a fact about himself so that she could get to know him!
As they told me about themselves, they mentioned that they love to have Lord of the Rings marathons, so I wasn’t even surprised when they showed up with freaking swords and engraved rings to the session! They were down for any adventure and fun picture I could throw at them; there was literally zero hesitation from them when we got to the spring, and they got right in for some scenes straight out of Dirty Dancing. They were seriously so much fun.
They also brought their dog, Bruce, to the session. He was the first dog to ever let me take a picture of the rings on his nose! His other skill is fetching beers—ask Jessica; she has video of it.
Derek & Jessica, you two are amazing and so, so much fun to work with! I am so excited to capture your wedding in November!