Vote for your Favorite Love Story

Hello! So excited to have finished  reading through all of these sweet love stories and now we share the finalists for the What’s Your Love Story? Giveaway!   As Kevin and I sat reading the stories  it made us realize how beautiful Love really is. We lived the moments through your words,  the nervous feeling of realizing you find someone so attractive but trying to keep your cool,  how friendship turns into something more, how it endures through struggles, complications, distances and sometimes its just faith. We loved the sweet moments, first kisses, and butterflies and proposals.   Thanks to all of you who submitted!

You can vote twice for your favorite couple,  Here’s how to Vote:

1. Leave a Comment at the bottom of this post letting me know which couple you want to Win

2. Follow the Jenne Vazquez Photography Google + page and Vote again by clicking +1 on the image of your favorite couple’s picture (links to each picture is next to their story)

Winners will be chosen & announced on this blog, link will be posted on Google+ & Twitter

Photography by Paul Vincent


Jessica & Richard’s Story 

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Jessica and Richard’s story  is  so sweet and romantic, “We met at camp.  We were both summer staff at Voyagers Lutheran Ministries (Camp Vermilion & Camp Hiawatha located in the North woods of Minnesota).  Camp creates such a beautiful community, and all of us quickly formed a deep friendship bonded by outdoor adventures, crazy camper stories, and a summer spent worshiping and serving God. As the summer came to an end we realized we had developed crushes for each other.  We ended up going on a date.  The date was a complete mess, and included me spilling all of my leftover pasta on my dress and Rich getting a nose bleed!  But the endearing disaster led to years of long distance dating as we attended colleges in Duluth, MN and Decorah, Iowa.  Eventually we both found our way to the Twin Cities.

Rich proposed last summer.  We were up at his family’s cabin enjoying a quite weekend together.  He waited till the sun went down and placed candles all along the dock.  The thing I remember most is how utterly nervous we were, and how, very similar to our first date, the imperfections are what speak most to my heart.

In September we get to return to the camp we met at!  We get to invite all of that beautiful community back to the sacred place that helped to form our faith, form lifelong friendships, and where we found love. Our wedding will be centered on connecting with God’s beautiful creation, celebrating the community that has supported and built us, and of course rejoicing in the blessings we have found in one another.”  They are getting married  September 6th, 2014  in Deer River, MN

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Hope and Mitch’s love story involves a group of friends, a  silver Jeep, a visit to Canada, expired pepper spray, crossing back to America on 9/11 with her grandfather’s knife, a handsome  police officer, pajamas,  and a Facebook friend request! I just KNOW their wedding will be so FUN! The first night they met they convinced eachother  one was in the FBI and the other in the CIA, while facts may have been bended slightly that day, the truth remains that Hope and Mitch were meant to be.     “Fate brought us together on that September night. I would have never imagined that I would meet the man of my dreams while sitting in line at customs, but I am so thankful that I did.  We have an international love. Which can also be very hard. Applying for residency and not being able to just go over to one another’s place whenever we want to can be very stressful and taxing, yet our love has prevailed and I would love to be able to catch it on video and be able to show our children one day….  I have been looking for opportunities like this one to capture our magical day! (Plus you can’t miss how adorable my baby sisters are, who will be my flower girls).”  Mitch proposed at one of the coolest places ever in my opinion,  The Bean in Chicago, IL,  their wedding will take place in  Port Huran, MI on September 20th, 2014. Hope is a Florida girl  who keeps her distance from cold weather… (and I don’t blame her 😉  after their wedding she’ll be making peace with snow in  Canada to be with her officer and start their next adventure.


Liz & Nick’s Story  

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Liz was a Marketing Manager for a physician’s group in Charlotte, NC.  Nick, a young, independent and adventurous guy, was living in Philadelphia applied to jobs all over the country.   “He flew down for an interview early one Monday morning… He now tells me that he thought I was gorgeous, but that he was determined to stay professional since he was there for a job interview.  Luckily, Nick pulled it together and interviewed extremely well…. Over the next couple of months, Nick and I grew to be quick friends. He is incredibly sarcastic, and can whip a one liner out of nowhere.  Yet as funny as it sounds, I could never quite put my finger on how he felt about me. ” Their story is of life’s sometime’s complicated circumstances,  “He was able to pull off nonchalance incredibly well, and it never failed that I misconstrued his trying to be professional with not really wanting to be around me.. After several months of getting to know each other…. I stopped seeing a young man who worked for me, and started to notice how handsome he was.… I now believe that God was aligning everything perfectly so that we could come together, but at the time I was blind to what was happening around me.” I loved reading about how they started to get to know each other better, their first hug, kiss and Nick’s confession of his feelings  “At one point he turned to me and said in the most quiet, sincere voice, “You are so unbelievably beautiful...  It took my breath away. Toward the end of the night, Nick gently placed his fingers on my chin and turned my head toward his.  He kissed me with the most gentle, romantic kiss I have ever experienced, and I knew I was in trouble.  It felt like pure comfort; like coming home when you’ve been gone for so long” They bonded over their love of travel, animals, art and books.  “He quickly became my best friend, and I his… He has an ability to make me laugh no matter what is happening.  Even if I am completely angry and frustrated, he just makes a stupid little face and I can’t be upset with him. Nick and I came to know and be a part of each other’s families…  Our love grew to another level as we began to pray together through [tough] times.” How he proposed is just darling, in December 2013 “… I noticed that there were 7 red notes tied with raffia and labeled with a big number on the Christmas tree.  There was a note at the top of the tree that said, “For Liz.  Please read in order.”  I went through the notes one by one, where Nick described his feelings when he first saw me, times that were special, and when he knew that he was in love.  The final note said that he wanted us to grow old together because he could not imagine his life without me.  I turned as I read it, and Nick was on one knee holding the ring of my dreams and asking me to marry him.  It was completely romantic, sincere, and SURREAL.” ummm….ahhhh!!! 😀 Liz and Nick get married October 4th, 2014 in White Stone, VA, their  story truly made us smile 🙂

Ashley & Matthew’s Story

Ashley & Matthew met at 14 years old, he offered to walk her home from school later shared their first kiss in a  park. They  now have 3 amazing kids together, Damien, Lilly, and Khole. 10 years later these High School sweethearts having been through so much are ready to make it official. Love truly does endure. They are planning their wedding July 30th 2015  in Iowa

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Hopeless RomanticTenicia & Justin’s Story

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 Justin and Tenicia went on their first date February 14, 2009 and have been inseparable ever since. After 4 years of dating, Justin proposed on April 20, 2013 at the Umstead Restaurant in Raleigh, NC. They are excited to create a family built on God, love, laughter and friendship. Tenicia says,  “I feel like we’ve been through SO much together and have grown so much since being together. We have been there for each other through good and bad and the result is a fiery love that’s inextinguishable. Justin has been so supportive of all my dreams, including me quitting my job, packing my bags and moving to another state for pharmacy school last year. In fact, I-85 has become a second home to us as we drive the 6+ hours between NC and GA to spend quality time with each other on the weekends and sometimes for a few hours during the week. I admire Justin’s strength and perseverance, even after losing both of his parents to cancer. In turn he values my determination and kind spirit as I battle being a full time pharmacy student (in GA), masters student (in NC) and full-time wedding planner. He loves me unconditionally and I plan to spend the rest of my life showing him how grateful I am he chose me to be his wife. They are tying the knot on July 5, 2014 in Raleigh, NC

See their entire love story including his incredibly funny account of how they met (believe me its hilarious!) on their wedding website




Jenne Vazquez is a lifestyle Wedding Videographer & Portrait Photographer specializing in storytelling wedding photography and video.  Originated from Orange County, CA, currently based in Coastal North Carolina  and servicing immediate and surrounding areas of Onslow County & Pender County including Top Sail Island, Hamsptead, Wilmington, Jacksonville. Jenne loves traveling to nearby Raleigh NC, Washington DC, and as far as Chicago IL, Florida and Los Angeles, CA  back home to southern California where she grew up. She’s happy to come across the country to tell your love story!  

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  • Mitch ChristiansonApril 21, 2014 - 3:21 AM

    I vote for us! Hope and Mitch.ReplyCancel

  • Hope Arieal LeggApril 21, 2014 - 3:22 AM

    I am so excited! I vote for ourselves 🙂 Hope and Mitch! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Amy KielingApril 21, 2014 - 3:30 AM

    I vote for Hope and Mitch!! ReplyCancel

  • Silvanah GagnonApril 21, 2014 - 3:41 AM

    Hope and mitchReplyCancel

  • Jen JarvisApril 21, 2014 - 4:26 AM

    I vote for Hope and Mitch! ReplyCancel

  • Danielle AlexandraaApril 21, 2014 - 8:38 AM

    Hope and mitch! ❤️ truly beautiful people (: ReplyCancel

  • Keith DramnitzkeApril 21, 2014 - 10:19 AM

    Mitch and hope ReplyCancel

  • Tenicia JohnsonApril 21, 2014 - 10:25 AM

    Thanks Jenne for this wonderful opportunity! Tenicia and Justin :). ReplyCancel

  • Alicia FrankApril 21, 2014 - 10:32 AM

    I vote for Tenicia and Talley! They are a great couple. I am excited to be apart of their wedding in July. Love ya both. ReplyCancel

  • Robyn NeillyApril 21, 2014 - 11:45 AM

    I vote for hope and mitch <3

  • Serg BaganApril 21, 2014 - 12:08 PM

    Tenicia and Justin ReplyCancel

  • Kelly BaldwinApril 21, 2014 - 12:26 PM

    Hope and Mitch!ReplyCancel

  • Loren SavinoApril 21, 2014 - 12:28 PM

    Hope & Mitch ReplyCancel

  • Holly Lebert-AmaralApril 21, 2014 - 12:35 PM

    Definitely Hope and Mitch! ReplyCancel

  • Harper Woods Firefighter-ParamedicsApril 21, 2014 - 12:45 PM

    Harper Woods Firefighters Vote for Hope and Mitch.ReplyCancel

  • Misty CoxApril 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM

    Tenicia & Justin!! ReplyCancel

  • Joi ButlerApril 21, 2014 - 1:11 PM

    Hope & MitchReplyCancel

  • Lisa Marie HillApril 21, 2014 - 1:12 PM

    Hope and Mitch!!! ReplyCancel

  • Jane LawrenceApril 21, 2014 - 1:22 PM

    I vote for Mitch and Hope ! !ReplyCancel

  • George AdamsApril 21, 2014 - 2:51 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Justin. It has been a pleasure to be in the midst of their love as they serve a beacons of what I am striving to reach. Their love is truely inspiring #Truelove #BlackloveReplyCancel

  • Sherelle McCoyApril 21, 2014 - 3:14 PM

    I’d like to vote for Tenicia and Justin. Such a cute couple 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie CampbellApril 21, 2014 - 3:18 PM

    Rich and jEss!!ReplyCancel

  • Alex Quinn LovelandApril 21, 2014 - 3:19 PM

    Voting for Jess and Rich! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin LamkeApril 21, 2014 - 3:27 PM

    Jessica and Richard 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tyler Møe-SlepičkaApril 21, 2014 - 3:28 PM

    Jessica & Richard, obviously. ReplyCancel

  • Nate BerkasApril 21, 2014 - 3:36 PM

    I vote for Jessica and Rich. They are beautiful people with beautiful souls!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousApril 21, 2014 - 3:38 PM

    Thank you Jenne for this great opportunity and for the support! – Tenicia & Justin

  • Colleen CooleyApril 21, 2014 - 3:41 PM

    i vote for tenicia and justin!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Cady Loeffler-KempApril 21, 2014 - 3:43 PM


  • Cierra CeCe GoodwinApril 21, 2014 - 3:43 PM

    I vote for TENICIA AND JUSTIN!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Linda DavisApril 21, 2014 - 3:45 PM

    Tenicia And Justin! <3ReplyCancel

  • Dorie Lynn TronnesApril 21, 2014 - 3:50 PM

    Jessica and Richard should win this – a beautiful couple with love centered on faith! Doesn’t get much better than that!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Addison BurnsApril 21, 2014 - 3:56 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Talley. They are such a great couple and compliment each other very well!! So happy to have been there to see their relationship develop since the beginning. Love Ya’ll!ReplyCancel

  • Shaniqua DarienApril 21, 2014 - 4:03 PM

    Tenicia & JustinReplyCancel

  • Penny BurnsApril 21, 2014 - 4:03 PM

    Jessica and Richard!ReplyCancel

  • Biz SorensonApril 21, 2014 - 4:29 PM

    Jess and Rich!! Simply the best! ReplyCancel

  • Ibrahim AbbaApril 21, 2014 - 4:49 PM

    Justin and TeniciaReplyCancel

  • Marge GundersonApril 21, 2014 - 4:52 PM

    Voting for Jessica and rich.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal CrawfordApril 21, 2014 - 4:53 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • April LatrelleApril 21, 2014 - 4:59 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Talley!!! Wooo! Gooo The Talleys!!! 🙂 Yay! ReplyCancel

  • Joy SpeaksApril 21, 2014 - 5:13 PM

    Tenecia and Talley!ReplyCancel

  • Marg KirkwoodApril 21, 2014 - 5:22 PM

    Tenecia and Justin!!ReplyCancel

  • Deja Joli WaymerApril 21, 2014 - 6:45 PM

    I vote for Justin and Tenicia! I remember talking with Justin while he agonized over which ring to choose before he proposed, it was so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Shreeya KhuranaApril 21, 2014 - 7:19 PM

    I vote for Justin and Tenicia!ReplyCancel

  • Allison KiefiukApril 21, 2014 - 7:23 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor DavisApril 21, 2014 - 7:53 PM

    Tenicia and justin! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Adrian KingsberryApril 21, 2014 - 8:01 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Justin!!!! This couple is a match made in heaven!!ReplyCancel

  • Brittani CarlingtonApril 21, 2014 - 8:40 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Justin! :-)) they deserve it! ReplyCancel

  • Jordan LutzApril 21, 2014 - 8:44 PM

    Count another for Jess and Rich!ReplyCancel

  • Nikoli FalenschekApril 21, 2014 - 8:46 PM

    Jessica and Rich all the way…ReplyCancel

  • Belinda WoolfolkApril 21, 2014 - 8:58 PM

    Voting for Tenicia and Justin. So wonderful seeing a strong love last.ReplyCancel

  • Brianna CarlingtonApril 21, 2014 - 9:00 PM

    My one and only vote goes to Tenicia and Justin!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura CastleApril 21, 2014 - 9:54 PM

    Jess and Rich deserve my vote 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rickey JohnsonApril 21, 2014 - 10:02 PM

    Rickey Johnson – Salisbury, NC, Father/Pastor/Father-in-law to be I vote for Tenicia & JustinReplyCancel

  • India IndiaApril 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousApril 21, 2014 - 10:26 PM

    Tenicia and Justin! ALLLLLLLLL DAYReplyCancel

  • Lisa Whaley FoleyApril 21, 2014 - 11:44 PM

    Jessica & Richard have my voteReplyCancel

  • Monita GibsonApril 22, 2014 - 1:48 AM

    Camp gogles 😉 Jess and Rich!ReplyCancel

  • Ariel CohenApril 22, 2014 - 2:06 AM

    Tenicia and Justin! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Nicolas H JohnsonApril 22, 2014 - 2:12 AM

    Tenicia and Justin ReplyCancel

  • Laura Marie MillsApril 22, 2014 - 2:24 AM

    Jess and Rich. Camp love is the best love!ReplyCancel

  • Viva LoydApril 22, 2014 - 2:27 AM

    Team Tenicia and Justin allll the way!!! Your story is amazing, but your love for one another goes beyond any words that can be typed in this space. ReplyCancel

  • Peggy JohnsonApril 22, 2014 - 2:35 AM

    I vote for my beautiful daughter and future son-in-law. Tenicia and JustinReplyCancel

  • Casena LeazerApril 22, 2014 - 2:51 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan NelsonApril 22, 2014 - 2:54 PM

    jess and rich, jess and rich, jess and rich! ReplyCancel

  • Chanelle DuBoseApril 23, 2014 - 12:27 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily StillApril 23, 2014 - 2:09 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Young Jae ParkApril 23, 2014 - 3:01 PM

    Tenicia and Justin! #Truelove #BlackloveReplyCancel

  • Prerak AdhuriaApril 23, 2014 - 3:03 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Justin! ReplyCancel

  • Shawn KhanApril 23, 2014 - 3:04 PM

    Tenicia JohnsonReplyCancel

  • Barclay WisemanApril 23, 2014 - 3:06 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica NguyenApril 23, 2014 - 3:08 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Tammy TanApril 23, 2014 - 3:10 PM

    The lovely Tenicia & Justin! <3 ReplyCancel

  • Philip KimApril 23, 2014 - 4:42 PM

    Tenicia and justin ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle MatthewsApril 23, 2014 - 5:35 PM


  • Hiral GandhiApril 23, 2014 - 5:48 PM

    Tenicia and Justin (: ReplyCancel

  • Luis PantojaApril 23, 2014 - 5:51 PM

    TEAM TALLEYReplyCancel

  • Juanita Saunders SingletonApril 23, 2014 - 6:09 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Justin. I love their dedication to one another! God Bless!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia NgasuApril 23, 2014 - 7:37 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Sid BuiApril 23, 2014 - 8:02 PM

    Tenicia and JustinReplyCancel

  • AnonymousApril 23, 2014 - 9:03 PM

    Team Talley and Nici! ReplyCancel

  • Treesa JosephApril 23, 2014 - 9:20 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!! ReplyCancel

  • Christina HunleyApril 23, 2014 - 10:40 PM

    Tenicia & Justin!!! ReplyCancel

  • Christy Poole RoysterApril 24, 2014 - 2:18 PM

    Tenicia and Justin! May God bless this union. Good luck!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Huy DinhApril 24, 2014 - 2:31 PM

    I vote for Tenicia and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Eva KaramApril 24, 2014 - 11:46 PM

    Tenicia and Justin!!!!!!!!!!!!! ReplyCancel

  • Brittany MarieApril 26, 2014 - 5:49 AM

    Justin and TeniciaReplyCancel

  • Deja Joli WaymerApril 26, 2014 - 1:15 PM

    Second vote for Justin and Nici!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Kaye PerryMay 16, 2014 - 12:27 PM

    Hope and Mitch <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • Carol Kaye PerryMay 16, 2014 - 12:27 PM

    Hope and Mitch! ReplyCancel