This shoot was sooo crazy. I am so thankful to Meredith and Mark for trying all of my ideas. First, I made them climb into a ditch, I made them ride a bike in the rain, and I made them stay in the rain to get soaking wet for some shots. They had full trust in me and were so willing to try everything. Below is a cute story of how they met--it worked out perfectly that it ended up raining during their shoot, because they actually danced and sang in the rang on one of their first dates.
Meredith and I met on July 3rd, 2010 at a firework show in Bountiful, Utah. We had mutual friends, so I had seen her before in pictures and always wanted the opportunity to meet her. At the fireworks I finally had that opportunity. She was even more beautiful in person than I remember seeing her in the pictures. 3 weeks later we were able to go on our first date. I was so excited to finally be able to take her out! The first date was amazing; I even held her hand! The next night we went to a park to spend more time getting to know each other. We walked for hours holding hands and talking. I was falling in love. The mood ring that she was wearing turned to the color blue which meant she was falling in love as well; even if she was scared to admit it. Then it started to rain. It poured and poured on us, we were soaking wet, but we didn’t seem to care because we enjoyed being with each other so much. We walked to the tennis courts and danced in the rain singing the song “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles which has now become one of our most memorable songs. As we danced in the rain we had our first kiss! I was on cloud nine! It was such a fairy tail evening. We have been together every day since.