Had such a great day shooting for @designanddigest today at the beautiful home of @sophieburkedesign.
Chloe and I have been working on her new branding for the past few months - it was so rewarding to finally see it come together.
Growing up as a huge hockey fan, you had always hated the offseason. It was time away from your favorite sport and the lovable personalities that played the game.
Times had certainly changed since then. When you began dating Jamie Benn, the captain of the Dallas Stars, you spent all of the fall, winter, and most of the spring immersed in hockey, and the summer months were a welcome break from all of it. You could finally spend time together without the interruption of road trips, games, and practices. You still loved the game, and you loved watching him play, but it was nice to spend time together doing things exactly as you were today, on a beautiful beach in the Bahamas.
The two of you had brought some friends along, mostly Jamie’s friends from the team like Jason Demers and his brother Jordie. They had their significant others with them, so there were half a dozen of you that had traveled together. It may have been nice if it had been just the two of you, but you couldn’t deny that it would have been much more boring.
The sand was soft on your feet and slightly warm. The shone shone brightly on your tanned shoulders as you relaxed on the beach. With Jamie at your side, it was an absolutely perfect day.
I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her. She looked so stunningly beautiful that it was hard to look away. Her bright twinkling eyes and radiant smile lit up my life the way the sun lit up this beach. I moved closer to her and she rested her head on my shoulder. I put an arm around her waist and kissed the top of her head.
Just then, I heard quiet laughter behind the two of us. I snapped my head around and saw Jordie and Jason mirroring our pose while in a fit of silent laughter. Jordie had his hand on Jason’s hip and he was pretending to obnoxiously kiss Jason all over. I simultaneously felt a flicker of annoyance and of great amusement. I chuckled softly and threw my water bottle at them playfully.
Luckily, Jordie’s girlfriend walked up behind them while they were still mocking us. She laughed.
“Damn I’m jealous, he never gets that sweet and romantic with me,” she said with a sarcastic smirk. “I guess I’m just not the one, Jason, you’re one lucky dude.” Jordie and Jason roared with laughter and finally separated.
“Oh, whatever sweetheart,” Jordie responded to her, wrapping his arms around her and giving her a quick kiss. “You trying to say I’m not romantic enough?”
“Maybe I am, you got a problem with with that?” Smiles were all around as everyone continued to chip each other back and forth. The warm afternoon faded into the night, and we spent the evening together around a campfire. And I was lucky enough to have the prettiest girl I’d ever seen in my arms for the entire night.