We love when beautiful photos are paired with an equally beautiful story and these two have one of the sweetest. Captured by Haley Nord Photography, this couple chose to do a wedding formals session and we completely fell in love. We love the real emotions captured between these two and you can truly see how much they adore each other.
The couples love story: It was the summer of 2004. Jess was a lifeguard. Matt was a regular at the swimming pool. He was 21. (We won't say how old Jess was). Matt was impressed by the way Jess stayed so dry saving lives. Matt and fellow groomsmen Tyler took it upon themselves to cool Jess off because it appeared to be a very hot and stressful job. After "assisting" her into the swimming pool, Matt discovered the sweet and innocent lifeguards age. With this realization, they parted ways with no idea of what was to come.Flash forward to 2009 at a mutual friend's birthday party, they immediately hit it off. Same age gap, obviously, but Jess now a twenty-something-year-old. They've spent nearly every day together since. They've traveled the world, gone to nursing school together and found missing pieces of themselves in the other person.Finally, in June 2015, Matt proposed. It was on the island of Capri, after bushwacking to the highest point (Matt's idea of course), with a "large and frightening" black snake (if you ask Jess) as a witness. But in all seriousness, it was the perfect moment.