Liz and Ben were young. When they fell in love that is. As sophomores in high school, they were drawn to each other in a way that could not be explained. Ben saw Liz first, riding around their neighborhood before the start of the school year. He was immediately smitten with Liz, the girl with the long blonde hair and a smile that could knock you off your feet. Liz was equally attracted to Ben's boyish charm, and soon they were an item.
College came and life took these high school sweethearts on separate paths. Ben ventured to Gardner-Webb University to play baseball while Liz attended Clemson, following her dream of becoming a nurse. For a while, Liz and Ben went separate ways giving both of them a chance to experience life and discover more about themselves. As their college years came to a close, Liz and Ben found their way back to each other, picking up their love story as more confident versions of themselves.
I am happy to say that Liz and Ben are two of my closest friends. Matt and I were lucky enough to spend last weekend with them, exploring New York City and enjoying the company of this wonderful couple. I captured these photos during our trip to Roosevelt Island and I am so excited to share them with you!
|Some things never change. Ben is still just as smitten with Liz as he was in high school!|
|Liz, you are truly a beautiful person, inside and out. Your smile brings sunshine to every life you touch.|
|STOP IT! You guys are just TOO CUTE!|
|We arrived on Roosevelt Island right as the sun started to set. The light made for beautiful pictures.|
|I am absolutely in LOVE with this photo! The dreamy feeling the 85mm creates is simply stunning.|
Liz and Ben, you are two of the kindest, most considerate people I know. Thank you for your friendship. Your joy for life makes this world a more beautiful place.