What are your names?
Nicholas and Jennifer Loving
What is your anniversary date?
September 29, 2007
How long have you now been married?
We’d love to share with everyone how you met, can you tell that story?
We have always lived within 5 miles if one another but because of school zoning we did not meet until our freshman year of high school. 17 years ago. We dated on and off through the rest of high school. It was young love. After we graduated, we went to college together and have been inseparable ever since. We have now known each other for over half of our lives.
And of course we have to tell everyone how you got engaged… it’s our favorite part; please share!
We had plans on building our first house together. Everything was still in the planning stages–or so I thought. Then one day Nick picks me up and blindfolds me. After driving about 10 minutes he stops the car. He takes me out of the car and tells me to take off my blindfold. To my surprise, I am standing at the start of our new house. The foundation had been poured and they were getting ready to frame. I couldn’t believe it. What a wonderful surprise! But that wasn’t the only surprise I got…Nick also got down on one knee, in what would soon be our new home–our first home, and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!
Please tell us about your wedding? What were some of the details? Where was it? What were your favorite parts?
We got married and had our reception at a wonderful venue–Heston Hills. We got married in the Fall and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.
The wedding colors were plum with lime green accents. I made our aisle runner and we had tons of beautiful flowers. We loved being surrounded by our friends and family. It was one heck of a party!
What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?
Seeing my future husband waiting for me at the end of the aisle. It had been a long time coming and I was finally going to be his wife!
Of course we have to hear about your pictures, since we were your photographers. What was it like having Kimberly photograph your wedding? What do you remember most about your photography?
We got our photos taken before the ceremony. I will never forget the look on Nick’s face when he turned around and saw me for the first time in my wedding dress. He gave a big thumbs up! (totally Nick) We had such a blast goofing off with our wedding party and Kim as she took our photos! It truly started the party!
What is your favorite picture to this day?
How do you pick just one? We loved all of our wedding photos–even our photos from our trash the dress session the day after our wedding. From Nick giving the big thumbs up when he first saw me in my wedding dress, to our wedding party goofing off, to the pictures that we took at McDonald’s–because yes, we had to stop at McDonalds before we got married, to our family partying it up during the reception, we really do have many favorite photos. But we would have to say that our most favorite is this portrait of the two of us. While we were excited to share the day with our friends and family, this picture represents a quiet moment between the two of us on our wedding day.
Now that your wedding is over, what is the one thing you look back on and are so thankful that you did?
We are so thankful that we hired Kim as our wedding photographer. We have never had as much fun getting our pictures taken as we did with Kim on our wedding day…well, except for maybe our engagement pictures and trash the dress pictures with Kim. We just instantly clicked. Her photos are absolutely gorgeous and we are so so glad that we have them to look at for the rest of our life!
How has life changed since your wedding day, please fill us in on all the details (moves, kids, new houses, promotions, etc).
We have packed in quite a bit in our 6 years of marriage. We have built another house, visited Europe on our honeymoon, taken the whole family to Grand Cayman, or as our daughter refers to it, “The Big Sandbox”, and most importantly, we have had three wonderful children.
If you have kids can you please share with us about them… we LOVE to hear fun kid stories.
We have 3 wonderful kiddos. Hannah (5) was born shortly after our first anniversary. She is spunky and sassy and knows everything, just ask her. Colson (3) is the only boy out of the siblings and 4 cousins. He is our little man and he has the biggest heart of all the children we have ever met. He shares everything with his sister even when she doesn’t share with him. Hailey (5 months) was the final piece to our family. While we found out via ultrasound what we were having with the first two kids, we did not find out what we were having during the last pregnancy so it was a great surprise when the doctor said “It’s a girl!”
Do you have any updated pictures? Tell us about this picture that you are sending to us.
This is a picture from our most recent photo session–taken one month after Hailey was born. We both wish that Kim lived locally because we would love for her to be able to take some family photos of us. Photo credit: Nichole Frank Photography.
When you were newly weds did you picture this would be your life, this many years after your wedding?
Short answer, yes. We always envisioned having at least two kids, but the decision to go for three was pretty easy. Neither one of us would change a thing.
If you were to go back in time and tell your newly engaged selves one thing, what would it be?
Dear past self, remember to always treat your significant other the way you are treating them before you get married because you might sometimes forget the fun of actually dating your love after the adult responsibilities of marriage set in.
Do you have any advice for new bride and grooms?
Write down some things that you remember from your wedding because it will all become a blur and you will not remember anything a week later. All we really remember from our wedding is that it was the best party we have ever been to. At least we have Kim’s wonderful photographs to remember the details!
Kimberly Jarman is a Phoenix Wedding Photographer & Arizona Portrait Photographer, located in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to work with you! Please contact us for more information about how to have us photograph your wedding or portrait.