Kirk and Valencia met through mutual friends in Jacksonville, Florida while both attending the University of North Florida. Although they secretly were crushing on each other from afar, Kirk finally mustered up the courage to send Valencia a message during the summer of their sophomore year and they have been inseparable ever since! After graduation, the couple relocated to Orlando, Florida where Kirk works as a 5th grade math teacher and Valencia a Banker. Kirk is the spontaneous one, the logical thinker, and the spiritual guru! Meanwhile, Valencia is the money manager, romantic and the organizer.
After dating for four years, Kirk proposed to Valencia during a casual evening stroll in their hometown. Following dinner, Kirk took Valencia to a nearby park and after a long talk about their future, he got on one knee and asked for her to be his wife. And of course, she said yes!
“Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.” – Robert Heinecken
Preparation: Boca Resort
Venue: Parkland Golf & Country Club
Wedding Coordinator: C & D Event Planning and Design
Flowers: Flowers By Sandra
Working with AJ was everything we expected from our photographer and more! From the beginning of the day until the conclusion of the reception, he completely catered to our needs and made the day flow seamlessly. We especially enjoyed AJ’s promptness, professionalism and creative eye. He challenged us to think outside of the box for ways to make our day and photos special.
He also created a relaxed and stress- free environment for everyone involved included our parents, bridal party and vendors. The quality of photos that we received went above and beyond our expectations. We are so glad we made the decision to invest in the memories that we will have for a lifetime! Our advice to future wedding couples is to always uphold the true meaning this special occasion. During our stressful wedding planning moments, we had to remind ourselves that our ultimate goal is our marriage. That helped keep us grounded and focus on what was really important!