I have such a strong admiration for military men and women and the loved ones they leave behind when they are deployed. Anthony and Gabby, engaged during the Thanksgiving season, are on the verge of a long deployment as they begin the wedding planning process. Yet they took in the prospect of separation with all smiles knowing, as Anthony pointed out, that the sooner he leaves the sooner he will be able to come back home.
We met one evening in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg, with arching trees and quaint brick buildings lining the streets. Gabby wore the most incredibly colorful jumpsuit to begin, and they both stood out amidst the green and neutral tones of the background. The biggest thing that stuck out about their relationship was her laughter, and how with one word he could make her smile which quickly turned to giggles, a relationship based on sheer love and joy.
Anthony and Gabby, thank you for the honor of documenting this time in your lives with so much excitement at your life to come amidst the hardship of deployment. I wish you all the best as you are apart and I know that when you are together again you will be filled with incredible joy. Congratulations!