TJ + Andrea {boyfriend + girlfriend}

Her brown eyes sparkled and her lips easily widened into a familiar position - a big beautiful smile - as his arms wrapped around her tiny frame to gather her close. TJ's soft touch and Andrea's shining joy were most apparant as I watched the two of them interact. TJ and Andrea have been dating for two years, and by the way they treat each other I can see why they are so happy!

When Andrea contacted me about doing a photo session with her boyfriend TJ when they were at her parents' home for Christmas, I was thrilled! Andrea and her family have been long-time friends of the family, most of them ranking brown belts with my husband's martial arts school. Andrea has been gone with school and world travels for a few years, so it was good to see her and meet TJ last Tuesday, only three days before Christmas! We had a great time tromping through the pastures and woods of Andrea's childhood home; it was special to her to do the session where memories of all good things abound!

Since TJ and Andrea met while dancing, I thought it would be appropriate to start the session with some dancing pictures. In a pasture. In barn boots. Yes, I have funny ideas, but I am thrilled with how they turned out! SO fun, don't you think?! :)

TJ and Andrea, Thank you both so much for spending some of your precious holiday and family time with me! I had a wonderful time laughing with you both! I hope you enjoy this little peek into your session!

Edited to Add: Congratulations to you both, TJ and Andrea! I just heard of your engagement on Christmas Day!! You make a beautiful couple and I wish you all the best in the world!! :)



  1. Your imagination and your eye are amazing, Laura. These are beautiful -- I'm sure they'll be thrilled with the photographs you've made for them.

    I had a question about the photograph of Andrea on the swing. Is the colored light on the tree from the sunlight reflecting off of her dress, or are they coming from something else?

  2. Laura, you amaze me. I love you and your photography!!!

  3. Thanks for the thumbs up! :)

    In the photo of Andrea on the swing there were actually branches from the tree with yellow and green leaves on it that were nearly in front of me, which gave the blurred effect of refracted light!