In honor of Valentine’s day, I figured we needed a post full of L’AMOUR! After all, it’s that one day of the year to embrace LOVE, endulge in chocolate and kiss in PUBLIC. Love is in full bloom and is the subject of Amanda Jane Jone’s blog series, My Better Half.
Amanda interviews couples, asks how they met and what makes them tick. I’m a sucker for love stories and I always find it interesting how people meet. Enjoy Amanda’s interviews below and remember…..VIVA L’AMOUR!
Jaquilyn and Travis Shumate—the talented duo behind Jaquilyn Shumate Photography! I love their work—especially the sweet moments they capture. They specialize in wedding and portrait photography, and are currently based in Tacoma Washington. You can see more of their beautiful work on their blog, and then if you want to see their sweet baby girl (trust me, you do!), I’d click over to their instagram feeds (@jaquilynshumate and @travisshumate). Such a cute family.
Thank you Jaquilyn and Travis for being a part of My Better Half!
JAQUILYN1. Is a gluten-free Betty Crocker.2. Grew up cloggin. Still breaks into dance from time to time.3. Is a hopeless romantic. Tries to convince Travis that wild animals are in love.TRAVIS1. Is a big soccer fan and ardent supporter of Buenos Aires-based Boca Juniors.2. Speaks in Spanish eighty percent of the time, even when others don’t understand.3. Grew up wanting to be a cowboy and still dreams of building a cabin with his bare hands.
We met while Travis was going to school in Idaho and Jaquilyn in Utah. As a musician, Travis traveled throughout the area performing with his band. On one evening, Jaquilyn saw the frontman of a band, and her interest was peaked. Travis was equally awestruck by the girl with the big brown eyes. Numbers were exchanged, and after a few minutes on the phone, it was clear that we had to be together. The long-distance relationship was strengthened by a few short days together and countless hours on the phone. Several months later we were married, for the first time, we lived in the same state. We now reside in Tacoma, Washington with our daughter, Lucia, and work together as wedding and portrait photographers.Thank you Jaquilyn and Travis for being a part of My Better Half!Photographs by Jaquilyn Shumate Photography