August 30, 2016
Honestly, I’m not sure where to start with these two! I could start with the fact that they’re the two NICEST people you’ll ever meet… or the fact that with one glance at them, you can tell they’re meant to be and they’re truly each others soul mates. But they’re also the couple thats responsible for making one of my biggest dreams come true! At the end of 2015, I told myself I wanted to book ONE international wedding in 2016… and just 4 months into this year, that dream happened. I had shot boudoir for Ashley without ever meeting her while my husband was deployed. At the end of her session, she handed me a gift — it included all things for a fun mommy-daughter-date-night-in! Chocolate chip cookie mix, a spatula, hot chocolate for two, a christmas mug and a Minnie Mouse apron for Aubree. I of course poured tears because she noticed how I was having a hard time with my husbands deployment being during the holidays, so she took it upon herself to give me a gift that would make just one of those nights easier for me and my sweet Aubree. Seriously — her kindness is amazing you guys. She has the sweetest and kindest soul and I’m so lucky to know her. During her session she mentioned her (then) boyfriend was moving back to the UK and that she’d be visiting him soon. Sure enough, on that visit, he popped the question in Paris! I had a hunch she would come home engaged and when she did, we chatted about wedding photography! At first we were chatting about a Tuscany wedding and then they figured it would be more romantic to get married where Greg popped the question. The conversation quickly turned into a signed contract and a booked flight to Paris for me to shoot their wedding this December. Insert ugly cry here — I cry happy tears every time I think about these two wanting ME to shoot their wedding…and bringing me along to Paris to do so. They made one of my biggest dreams come true and I could never thank them enough for this!! Paris has ALWAYS been on my bucket list so I’m more than thrilled — I just can’t wait!! Greg flew back here to visit Ashley earlier this month and we chose two session locations for their engagements. I’m so glad we were able to incorporate the beach into it because its my favorite place on earth and makes for some really beautiful images!! When I first met Greg at their engagement session, he kissed me on the cheek and wowed me with his accent. I knew he’d have an accent, but I guess I forgot, LOL because when that British accent came out, I could’ve just sat in awe and listened to him speak all day. I made him say all kinds of words: potato, tomato, British (which he said does NOT have a “T” in it LOL), and Ashley and I giggled at how he says some of them. Not in a making fun type of way of course!! Their session was so perfect — the best lighting and the best couple! I could shoot them all day every day and can NOTTT wait until their Paris wedding this winter. You can expect an overload of images from me and you can of course, follow along on Instagram (@jamithompsonphoto) and the hashtag #JTPdoesParis :) Thank you so SO much Ashley and Greg, for making my dreams come true and for just being YOU! You guys are amazing and I couldn’t love you guys more!! Here’s to Paris! Health and happiness always, xoxo!