He was smitten with her from the very beginning. “I remember the first time that I saw Maria, which was in the downstairs lobby of the condominium complex where I was living in Boston. I thought she was beautiful. Then she opened her mouth, and that lovely, thick Colombian accent came out. She immediately went in for a big, warm hug, showing me how friendly Colombians are,” said Tom. “We went dancing that night. I’m not big on dancing, but I definitely wanted to dance with her.”
Tom and Maria’s relationship has involved their families since the beginning . Tom has been to Colombia 3 times to spend time with Maria’s family, and Maria has spent multiple weekends and holidays with Tom’s parents. With Maria’s family being out of the country, Tom’s parent have placed a significant role in her life and they have been extremely supportive of their relationship. They wanted to take the pictures at a special place for both of them, and Tom’s parents house (where Tom grew up) was the perfect choice. They love relaxing by the fire in the fall making s’mores (Maria is addicted to them since she first tried them after moving to the U.S.), they love drinking wine while relaxing at night, and after four and half years of dating they can hardly stop snuggling each other. “Through the years we’ve had many special moments around Tom’s parent’s house and its important to have these photographs to remind us of all of the memories we have built at this place,” said Maria.
Tom’s mom, Cheri, generously took her time to stylize the photo shoot down to the smallest of details. During the shoot it began to rain and while the rest of us dashed into the house waiting for it to pass, Cheri was under a tree, keeping the campfire ablaze.
In roughly a year Tom and Maria will say their “I do’s” and lucky me, I’ll be there to capture all the moments between this beautiful couple.