I am especially excited about today’s blog post….why you ask? Because the photos below have a VESPA, need I say more??! Yes…apart from the total awesomeness that is the vespa there is Kristin and Guido, such a fun and awesome couple! I first met Kristin when I was her Rho Chi in college (for you non-Greek out there, that is basically a leader that takes around the new incoming Freshman to all the sorority houses on campus during RUSH). It just so happens Kristin pledged my sorority, Gamma Phi Beta!! Fast forward 6 years, Kristin got engaged, saw my photography on Facebook and now I am photographing hers and Guido’s wedding!
Kristin and Guido have a very special and particularly romantic story. Kristin was living in Torino, Italy getting her International Engineering Certificate. One day a mutual friend had arranged to meet Kristin in the game room of the Borsellino (her Collegio/dorm in Italy) and invited along his friend Guido–who spoke ZERO, ok a little (AKA 1 word, Yes) English. Kristin and Guido became close friends fast. At the time, both of them did not want a relationship, but you can’t plan when you will or will not fall in love. Guido claims that Kristin made the first move by asking him for his phone number, BUT Kristin claims she was just trying to meet friends in a country where she knew very few people. Either way, Guido and Kristin quickly became inseparable and after a couple of months their relationship became romantic. After knowing each other 4 months, and dating for only a month, it was time for Kristin to return to the states for a job. Kristin and Guido decided to try a long distance relationship and Guido made it clear they would not meet again for a year. Well this lasted all of 2 months. During this time they had “Skype Dates” where they would plan to watch movies together or have a glass of wine via Skype, how cute is that?! Well Guido’s original plan of being apart a year was a failure, after 2 and a half long months they decided to meet in Paris to celebrate both their birthdays. 2 more months after that and Guido came to America for his first time to be with Kristin on Christmas and New Years. By February, they realized they couldn’t fight against what was meant to be and Guido moved to Minnesota to be with Kristin. For good. The rest is history.
This shoot was so fun to do for so many reasons! I LOVE LOVE clients like Kristin! Together we had so much fun planning all the details of the shoot. When she first came to me and said, “So I was thinking about renting a vespa for our engagement shoot, what do you think?” I said, “YES PLEASE!!!!” From there we decided to incorporate one of the main themes of their wedding- bringing together their two different cultures: Italian and American. Which is so fitting and perfect for their unique love story. Kristin and Guido, I hope you love these photos as much as I do!! David and I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in August in Denver!!!