It is always very special to me when I get to meet a young man as a freshman in college and watch him grow into the man he dreamed of becoming. Michael Cartagena dreamed from the very first year I met him of working for a church, marrying a beautiful woman and starting a family. His dreams are coming true! Jamie is literally everything he has hoped and prayed for and getting to be a part of their union from behind the lens of my camera is so incredibly special! (He also does work for a church and someday they will get to build a family together!)
Their relationship started one night after a small group at In and Out Burger. (I love In & Out – it is a place where wonderful things do generally happen). Non-stop texting conversations turned into a coffee date which turned into a long term romance which turned into multiple trips to Disneyland. (See attire in photographs below for photographic evidence of their love for this place.) Their relationship grew and blossomed into something quite renown and then turned into a proposal which is now turning into marriage. (Insert celebratory Disney music here!!)
Michael and Jamie, I love your sweet heart for each other, the way you complement each other so perfectly, the way you laugh together and the way you love everyone around you so beautifully. Don’t forget to enjoy every single day of this special once-in-a-lifetime season. You are one amazing couple. May these photos always remind you of your deep love and joy for each other!!