We were so excited when Lydia reached out to us about being her photographers. As a wedding photographer herself, it is such an honor that she wanted little ole' us! Check out her work HERE. Their session was the day after Christmas in the cool town of Smyrna, DE. We started things off at Dwayne's fire house and made our way around the town trying to stay warm in the chilly winter air.
Here's what you should know about Dwayne & Lydia...
When & how did you meet? Dwayne and I met at Cabelas. He was back in the back end gun department and I was a cashier. I slowly started to notice him more and more and realized I had the biggest crush on him. He came to my register all the time. One day he asked me when I was going to lunch, and when he showed up at the food court I was with friends. A few weeks later he asked where I was going to lunch again and this time said "don't leave without me". We've been together ever since. He stole my heart.
When & how did you get engaged? Dwayne was coming to my grandparents house to take our family pictures for me (his job was to hit the button lol) he was not going to be in them because he wasn't technically part of the family yet. He was so weird all day like "Lydia, hurry up. Are you ready yet?" I said I was going to go outside to test lighting and he followed (which was odd). I pulled my camera out of my bag and there he was on his knee. Clueless I was so confused. He told me to look at my camera, and there, on my SpiderHolster hand strap, was my breathtaking engagement ring. I was shocked and confused and all He kept saying was "I love you. I love you. I love you". He asked me to marry him and I came in to show my whole family and couldn't stop crying. Needless to say, he made it into the family pictures by the skin of his teeth.
When and where is your wedding? Our wedding is in Smyrna DE at Asbury United Methodist Church. The church he grew up in and his parents got married in. Our reception is in Hartley, DE at Myers Point.
Him as explained by her. Lydia is a hard working independent woman who knows exactly what she wants. Monday thru Friday she is at a desk, working for her uncle at the decking company but come nights and most weekends she is out doing photography which is one of the things in life that brings her the most joy. Lydia is so good at what she does. Lydia is the sweetest person in the work and has a gentle heart. She cares deeply about everything she is involved in and puts her heart and soul into it. Lydia is my would and she makes me a better person and our love grows stronger every single day.
Her as explained by him. Dwayne is the one of the funniest people I have ever met. His humor and smile and laugh light up a room. He is an amazingly hard worker with a heart bigger than he lets on. As a firefighter, he is out saving lives for 24 hour straight ever tour. He loves his job and that passion follows into everything he does. He loved duck hunting and watching sports. The way things that he loves lights up his face is my favorite part. Dwayne is my absolute best friend. He's the kind of friend that puts other people first. He is always there for me and makes me smile even when I don't want to. He loves his family so much and that is part of what made me fall for him. I admire his hard work and am so thankful for the amazing man that he is. I couldn't ask for anything more out of a future husband. I'm so excited to marry this man.