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CrossFit Gym Engagement Session

Amy and Andy met at a CrossFit gym in Lancaster about two and a half years ago. They have a really cute and unique love story. Amy is Deaf, and Andy is hearing. He would regularly see her working out at the gym, and it took him a little while before he realized why she wouldn’t talk to him. But once he knew the reason, he started learning sign language so he could talk to her. Having their engagement session at this CrossFit gym made perfect sense.

I met Amy when she was looking for a wedding coordinator who knew American Sign Language (ASL). I’m not a coordinator, but I’m fluent in ASL so I let her know that I’d love to help her out if she needed a wedding photographer. Fortunately they hadn’t found one yet and I still had their date available!

THEIR Session

About a week ago I photographed their very unique engagement session at a CrossFit gym. I can definitely say that it was a first for me! I’ve never even stepped foot in a CrossFit gym before so shooting an engagement session in one put me a bit out of my comfort zone. Overall, I’m loving how all the pictures came out, and it was a pretty cool way to capture their love for each other. Since Amy and Andy met at this very gym, they thought it would be nice to have their engagement photos taken at the place where it all started.

I’m really looking forward to their wedding this November in Valencia. It’s going to be an extra interesting one for me since my brother will be officiating their ceremony. They had a friend who was planning to officiate for them but that fell through. They were trying to find someone else that could both speak and sign at the same time. Luckily my brother is an ordained pastor who is also fluent in ASL. They connected and talked about their wedding plans, and he agreed to officiate! I’m so happy they’re able to get someone who can help, and it’s my brother.

Anyway, here’s my favorite photos from their engagement session. And be sure to check back near the end of the year to see their wedding photos.

THE Photos

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