I had the pleasure of photographing this attractive, fun-loving couple in their element — at the beach, and on the waves! I’ve known Anik for a while, having met her in a business class. She’s a gorgeous person, inside and out. You may remember Anik from this Day in the Life session with her young daughter. Well, I was thrilled when I learned that Anik had met her love, Fred, who she spoke of glowingly. I couldn’t wait to meet this man who had stolen her heart!
Well, Fred is just as wonderful as Anik described, and they’re obviously head over heels in love! (They’re both the type of people who make you feel comfortable right away, like you’ve been friends all along.)
This was such a fun session! Here are some of my favorite images. Leave a comment below and let me know which ones are your favorites, and why!
It was the most natural thing to head to the coast for Anik and Fred’s engagement session. They not only love stand-up paddle boarding, but they have a yoga/stand up paddle boarding business, Bella Soul Yoga and SUP! Check out their website here!
I didn’t think there was much in the way of surfing on the Gulf Coast. I learned from Fred, who’s an expert on the subject, that Sunset Beach is the place to be if you want to catch some waves. Sunset Beach is a beach on the southern tip of Treasure Island, between The Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay. It’s primarily a residential beach community full of charming fishing cottages. It was explained to me that this area has waves that attract local surfers because it has a sandbar with big drop-off, which creates a large swell that breaks to the north. There are also large rock jetties. On any given weekend, you’ll find hundreds of surfers there. Who knew?
I’m looking forward to capturing Anik and Fred’s wedding next year in St. Augustine!