They were only together a few months before he left for boot camp. It was off to California, then Japan and soon North Carolina.To stay connected, they wrote letters, although he says he didn't get to write as much as he wanted to. Justin is a Marine and is always working, sometimes in the middle of the night.
As they were telling me their story, I mused that it's impressive that they've stayed together through all of the long distance. Not only together but connected. These two are definitely loyal and willing to do whatever it takes to support each other through the ups and downs. It makes me so happy to see couples with their priorities straight and in this for the marriage, not just the wedding day. That is what it's all about, people!
It was cold ... ridiculously cold ... the day of their engagement session. I honestly don't know how Amanda and Justin look so good in the photos on the beach. I would have been an eye-watering, frozen mess! They are obviously better models than me. :) Enjoy these two, and please give them props for withstanding the Northwestern Pennsylvania cold!
Right about here, standing on the beach of Lake Erie in January, was when we started to go numb. The wind chill had to have been -60 degrees. See how pleasant they look?!
Oh you know I had to use those cool red shutters that matched Amanda's coat perfectly!
And then it was off to warm up with some hot chocolate ...
Reading their letters they wrote to each other. :) I know they're so glad they won't have to do this much longer!
Amanda, you're gorg.
Are you kidding me?! I can't even take it! Hot tamales! :D
Your July wedding is going to be the opposite of this day! It makes me warm just thinking about it!