Life is a like a woven tapestry. Strands of thread, intersecting and forming connection to create something larger and more meaningful. This is how I think about Kerri & Billy’s love story, like an afghan created over many years, looping with moments of intersecting lives, yet not fully wrapping them in its embrace until the time is just right.
Kerri & Billy both grew up in Milton, MA. Their grandparents were friends and their moms went to the same high school. And, when they were just babes, Kerri & Billy even attended the same day care….two sweet, unsuspecting little lives growing up and moving along destined paths, ever leading one to the other.
Although they knew who each other was in high school, they never really spoke until college. “I always knew the name Billy B., (But), whenever we were at the same parties I was too nervous to talk to him. I think I was just intimidated by how cute he was,” Kerri told us.
In September of 2011, these two, adorable, fun, loving people finally met at a Bruins’ hockey game they attended with mutual friends. Finally, the stars aligned and love struck hard.
“We were at a bar after the game and Billy gave me a head not to come over from across the bar and I walked right over (haha, so smooth Bill),” Kerri told us. “We talked for what I thought was about three hours and he asked me if he could kiss me…ahhh, it wasn’t even our first date. We kissed all the way home, before I got dropped off back at my apartment. I’m not sure it was love at first sight or what, but I definitely knew I liked him a lot right away. Things just got better and better the more we talked. I would get butterflies every time we spoke.”
“I do think it was a mix of love at first sight and fate,” Billy told us. “I defitinely believe that things happen for a reason and I really believe that meeting Kerri that night was meant to be.”
These two cuties will say “I do!” later this summer at a place very special to Andy & me….Bourne Farm. It is where we both said, “I do!” just a couple of weeks before Kerri & Billy actually met…it’s like we were destined to be their photographers!!!!
We got together with these sweethearts last week at Kerri’s grandmother’s home in Falmouth, where Kerri and her family (and now Billy) spend a lot of time during the summer. “My favorite thing to do with Kerri is everything we do when we are down the Cape…whether it is hanging on the boat, taking a bike ride on the bike path, or just hanging in the backyard enjoying a few drinks,” Billy said. So, we thought….what better backdrop for a bello love session than a place so rich with meaning for our sweet couple.
The boat on which they spend many an afternoon fishing and just relaxing….they look pretty relaxed right here!
I just love that their lives seemed destined to arrive here….in the warmth of each others’ embrace!!!
These two were so fun to photograph. They just love being together and it’s so obvious to see. They are silly and sweet with each other and needed no help being absolutely adorable in front of our cameras!! Love them!!!
May all your tomorrows feel like this…
“LOOOOOVEEE, exciting and new….come aboard. We’re expecting you!! And, love….life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow….it floats back to you!! The Loooooveee Boattt! Soon, we’ll be making another run!!! The Loooooveee Boattt!”
Here, is where I was always meant to be….
In your arms and by your side…..swoon!
Love these two….
I mean come on….are they cute or what?!!
Where you go, I will surely follow….
This is how these two often look….smiling from ear to ear, completely happy to be together! LOVE!!
Happy. Happy. Happy!
Kerri & Billy, thank you both sooooo much for opening your hearts to us in such a warm & welcoming way! Right from our first meeting, we knew you two were people we wanted to get to know better and that your love story was one we soooo wanted to tell! You guys are absolutely adorable together, but you’re also just really wonderful individuals, who have felt more like old friends than a couple who’s wedding we’re going to photograph. Thank you so much for making us feel that way!!! Loved hanging out with you both before, during and after the session and cannot wait till we get to see you both again!! Until then, we hope you enjoy this little sneak peek….more to follow soon!! We hope you love the photos as much as we adore both of you!
With big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxo
PS…special thanks too to Deb, Mike & Ritchie for also making us feel super welcome!! You guys are wonderful and we can’t wait to meet the rest of the gang!! xo