Jay and I are lucky to call these two beautiful people our friends. Shaquille is my classmate, and one of the most positive and passion-driven people I’ve ever studied with. Jhia is a student herself, as well as a musician (she’s in a seriously amazing band with her parents and her six siblings), and a writer.
We had a great time hanging out with them at sunrise on Saturday morning. Jay and I both walked away agreeing that these are some of the best photos we’ve ever taken. The empty streets and beautiful fall sunrise were great, but what really made the photos is the people in them: Shaquille and Jhia are warm and kind, true friends to many people, and it’s so clear even after just a few minutes with them that they deeply love and respect each other. I look forward to seeing the incredible impact I know they’ll make in the world as a married couple.