This adorable match.com couple will melt your heart.
They eloped in Florida, celebrated later with family in Virginia, and allowed me the joy of capturing these newlywed photos for them!
CONGRATULATIONS ASHLEY & HUDSON!
When they met online, Hudson was stationed at the the naval base in Norfolk, and Ashley had relocated to her hometown. They enjoyed their first official date in Virginia Beach, and immediately knew they had something incredible (as did everyone else who saw them interact!). Ashley and Hudson are the perfect balance for each other. In addition to their shared love for the beach, they both have lifestyles focused on fitness (he leans towards power lifting and MMA, where she gravitates towards yoga and endurance weight lifting).
Ashley calls Hudson her knight in shining armor.
"The reason why I went on Match.com was to weed out the bad seeds because I have a rare form of blindness that ultimately will completely take over my vision. I told him about this prior to meeting him because I'd been rejected by many guys who could not handle it. He was accepting from that moment on. He is truly the first person that I've been with that I feel completely understands me with my visual insecurities and limitations. For example, he'll read the sub titles in movies without me even asking or he'll say "eyes" before turning on a bright light because he knows I have light sensitivity issues."
On bended knee in their apartment in Norfolk, Hudson proposed, and she of course said YES!
He had thoughtfully designed the ring with inspiration from the Irish claddaugh ring and used the center stone from her Grandmother's engagement ring!
After finishing his service in the Navy, they moved to Florida and purchased a house together which they share with their adorable boxer mix Toby! Hudson now works for the Gainesville Police Department and Ashley works for UF Health. They eloped in June 2014 and wanted the special moment of commitment to be just for themselves on the beach in Florida where they plan to continue growing their lives together. They later flew back to Virginia to celebrate with family and friends.
Seriously, aren't they the cutest?!
They had the flirty giggles for at least 80% of the session, and it was adorable!
The light was nearly gone, but was just had to get some photos in this flower oasis.