Craig + Bridget | SPOTLIGHT Family | Shore Drive | Lynnhaven Fishing Pier

I am so beyond excited to welcome Craig & Bridget to out spotlight family this coming year !!! You have no idea just how adorable this couple is. They made their session all about them, their love, and silliness all abound. There wasn’t a moment during their session that we weren’t laughing! The greatest thing about this sweet couple is knowing that soon they will be tying the knot and venturing in to growing their family. Over this next year you will watch as they show their love, uniqueness, and how they each share personal sides to their lives. There are secrets to this family that will make you want to cry, laugh, and scream for joy with them. So I hope this coming year you come back and read along and join in their very personal one of a kind story.

You see… I also picked this family for many more reasons then are placed here today. And when you all (The Readers) come to hear their love, hope, and dreams… I promise you will fall in love with them as much as I have.

***Here are some questions Craig & Bridget have answered for us. A small way to better connect and understand this couple.***

NAMES AND AGES OF THOSE IN THE FAMILY?

NAME: Craig Fritz
AGE: 37

NAME: Bridget Storm
AGE: 35

NAME: Carmen Fritz
AGE: 11

NAME: Maggie Storm-Fritz
AGE: 8

NATIONALITY/CULTURE OF THOSE IN THE FAMILY?

CRAIG: Is Irish and German

BRIDGET: Doesn’t know!

HOW LONG YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER (MARRIED)?

We will be walking down the aisle on October 1st, 2016! We are so excited to officially become a family and start this next chapter of our lives!

HOW DID YOU ALL MEET?

Funny enough we actually went to high school together! We both admitted to having a crush on each other but no one acted on it!

Fast forward 15 years…

I was in town for my cousin’s wedding and we decided to meet up for a few cocktails. Two Orange Crushes later we knew our lives were forever changed! We left the bar, walked to the beach and sat in a lifeguard chair until 4am. It was truly magical, an amazing evening full of shooting stars (my first one!) and two ships literally passing in the night. It was as if the universe was saying this is how you got here and this is a sign to follow your heart!

I returned to NYC and Craig stayed in Virginia. We saw each other every two weeks for the next 6 months while I finished out my lease in NYC and prepared to move to be with the love of my life. So here we are 3 years later, just a few months shy of walking down the aisle!
The term soulmate was always something I strived for but never felt real until I ‘re-met’ Craig. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have someone so beautiful give their love and their life to me!

THE PROPOSAL – It was my 35th birthday and I was feeling low. We celebrated at home, just like I wanted, with a life size portion of amazing meats, cheeses and crab claws, just like I did in my NYC (minus the seafood.) Craig apologized endlessly that he couldn’t give me the ring that I wanted because it was sold and he had a picture to show it missing from the jewelry case at the store. I was bummed but chalked it up to a sign that that wasn’t supposed to be my ring. A few glasses of wine later, Craig slowly lowered my recliner and got down on one knee, telling me nothing would make him happier than to spend the rest of our lives together. I cried, he proposed, I cried harder when he pulled THE RING out and slipped it on my finger. He had me fooled into thinking it was sold, which it was, but it was sold to him! It was a night to remember to say the least!

DO YOU HAVE ANY ANIMALS OR PETS?

We have a beautiful American Bulldog name Maggie. She is our baby and has recently undergone knee surgery for a torn CCL. She is doing much better thank goodness! She is a big mush and just wants to be loved which is so easy to do because she is amazing!

JOBS AND INTEREST OR HOBBIES?

CRAIG: Is a Chef and currently working in food sales.

BRIDGET: Is a trained actor and excited to start a new career path this fall as a Teacher’s Assistant.

When we do have some down time the beach is where we love to be! We frequent Sandbridge and The Outer Banks as often as possible.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THIS FOLLOWING YEAR WITH US?

We are looking forward to capturing all the new beginnings and memories that will be made over the next year. Soon we will be married and hopefully next spring we will add to our already amazing family. We are so lucky to have each other and we are blessed to have the opportunity to share a glimpse into our lives with you all!

SOMETHING YOU WISH THE READERS TO KNOW OR UNDERSTAND ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?

As a blended family there have been a lot of learning experiences and I’m sure there will be more to come. The most important thing though is that we love each other no matter how challenging finding our balance may be!

***AND NOW FOR THEIR SESSION !!!***

(SIDE NOTE:  There were so many images taken…  It was hard to choose the perfect ones for the Blog…  So just imagine all the others I didn’t share…  OH.  My.  Word.  What a stunning session !!!)

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The look on her face is priceless…  Craig had found something…  And she wasn’t having it, lol.

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Then they played..  Aren’t they just the cutest ???

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I love her Tattoo…  Craig has a matching one too.  ❤

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Just look at her engagement ring !!!  ❤

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I just LOVE her smile !!!  So beautiful !!!

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This was PRICELESS  !!!  I lost it when she looked at him like that…  I’m not sure what her said…  But she gave the perfect reaction, lol.

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I had to stop shooting I was laughing so hard…  Then she asked if I caught that image…  And her reaction was PRICELESS again, lol.

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Just the perfect couple !!!  ❤

6 thoughts on “Craig + Bridget | SPOTLIGHT Family | Shore Drive | Lynnhaven Fishing Pier

  1. cthestorm says:

    I am totally enjoying these photos of Bridget and Craig. Tashena, you have captured so many great expressions that are perfectly Bridget. Also, the love that Bridget and Craig share comes through in your photography. This location is wonderful as well.

    My opinion might be a little biased… Bridget is my sweet, charming, intellegent, kind, caring, giving and Beautiful Daughter… I do love Craig too. We are excited to experience their marriage, and have invited Craig and Carmen into our small family circle. Not to forget Maggie, we love her too.

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