Marie and Mike are an incredibly special couple, and I knew it before I had even seen the two of them together. I had first met with Marie by herself, to talk about their wedding. When she told me their love story, I was floored and had to wipe away tears because it was so romantic and magical, and like something straight out of a movie.
Marie and Mike met TWENTY years ago at a work function (they’re both lawyers) and hit it off right away. They’ve been best friends ever since. Their friendship saw each other through other relationships, and even through the birth of Marie’s daughter. Mike has lived in the Bay Area all these years, but they remained close. About a year ago, Mike realized that he loved Marie as more than a friend, and when he opened up to her about it, he found that she felt the same way. Not wanting to waste another minute apart, Mike relocated to Los Angeles and proposed to Marie right away. Normally, that would be considered a whirlwind romance, but these two know one another better than anyone else on the planet, so as Marie put it to me the day we met, “Why what?”
I finally got to meet Mike in person on the day of their engagement session and it warmed my heart to see these two together. They just make sense. Their wedding happened not long after this session and I’ll be sharing it soon. Seeing them together, it was quickly clear to me what was also obvious to all of their friends and family all of these years: these two belong together.
Congratulations, Mike and Marie! Thank you for letting me document this amazing time in your lives.