There is something about riding a train that I just love….a feeling of nostalgia and romance; of ending up in mysterious far away places, of meeting new & exciting people; and, the simple pleasure that comes from merely enjoying the ride.
A few years after graduating from college, I packed a backpack and headed off on a cross country adventure, via Amtrak. I had been working in human resources for one of the major banks…BORING with a capital B! Uncertain of where I wanted my life to go, but pretty certain that I didn’t like the current path I was on, I quit my job and headed out to “find myself” or at least find some adventure.
I planned out a route that led me from Boston to Denver, Denver to Santa Fe, Santa Fe to Phoenix and finally Phoenix to San Francisco. I met so many fabulous & interesting people riding the train those few weeks and saw such beautiful places and parts of the country I had never seen before. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
For Kim & Jamie, the train is where they found love….glorious, I-can’t-live-without-you LOVE! It all began when two unsuspecting people boarded a train bound for Connecticut. Kim was moving back home from New York after being laid off from her job in the city. Having to pick up her life and move meant lots of trips back and forth on the train.
One day while riding back to CT, a handsome young man sat in the seat next to her and they began to chat. Jamie had just got off work and was also on his way home to CT. For the next hour, they talked about everything.
As they shared stories, Kim felt a connection and wondered if he might ask for her phone number. Just as the ride was about to end, he did. Although, she wasn’t one to give out her number, something about Jamie made her reconsider.
“I just remember him being really charming and cute and funny, so I figured I’d give him a chance….and the rest is history,” Kim told us.
“At first sight, I knew that I would love to get to know this person,” Jamie explained. “As time went on, she continued to become everything that I was looking for in a partner. It wasn’t long before I realized how compatible we were for each other and just knew she was the one.”
Super cute, right?!
Andy & I just loved the story of how Kim & Jamie met and wanted to incorporate it into their love session…and what better way than with an old train car. Here are a few of our favorite moments from our time with these sweethearts, who will say, “I do!” this spring in Chatham.
A little choo choo smoochin’…
Hey baby….ride this train often?
Happiness is….finding love in the most unexpected places!
Swoooooon…..Love the light, love Kim’s beautiful love-filled expression, love everything about this moment!
Seriously….are they cute or what?
Another delicious moment…just love Jamie’s seriously happy expression in this next one!
If you’ve visited this blog before, you’ve probably heard me say this (more than once)….There truly is no better place in the world, than in the arms of the one you love. Love, comfort, safe & secure…it’s all there in this embrace!
This one too….dreamy!!!
The look of love…
Okay, so they didn’t meet on the MASS trains, but still…pretty cute, no?
Love Kim’s expression & posture in this next one…so deliciously girl-in-love!
Fun, fun, fun…
Where two paths come together as one….so symbolically befitting!
After spending some time with the trains, we decided to mix things up a bit and headed off for some more fun with our sweethearts…
Couples who laugh together, stay together….
laugh & play….color me fun!
Sitting on the dock of the bay….no wastin’ time here…just snuggling goodness!
Kim & Jamie, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to come see us! Thank you too for sharing your beautiful story with us and for inviting us to be a part of this exciting time in your lives. We’ve had so much fun with you already and look forward, with great excitement, to being there with you as you embark on this next love-filled chapter in your lives! With love & hugs, Chris & Andy xo