The sun was just beginning to break through the clouds and the salty sea mist filled the air as we started Samantha + Ari’s sunrise session. Samantha and Ari met when they were just twelve… A few years later they decided to date and they’ve been together ever since. The deep love and devotion they have for each other is evident.. It’s grown over the years from living in the same town to now living in different states. Ari is in the Marines based in Florida and Samantha just started her new job at a Zoo in Alabama.

From the beach we headed to The Wright Brothers Museum garden. It was quiet and romantic. Samantha and Ari are both naturals in front of the camera and not to mention beautiful people inside + out! We also snagged a few pictures with Eli, their sweet pup, who is the light of their lives!

I will be photographing their wedding next summer and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!!!