I’m a photographer based in Houston, TX that specializes in sophisticated wedding and high school senior photography.
Finally! After three reschedules, maybe four because we lost track, this Galveston Beach engagement session was a go! Between Covid-19 restrictions and rain, lots of rain, we had to continually reschedule Amanda and Josh’s engagement session. But they handled it all with such grace. Originally scheduled for March, we finally met at the end of April. It was not the most ideal weather for a Galveston session with the high winds, but nothing was going to stop Amanda and Josh from dipping their toes in the sand.
I asked Amanda to share their love story. It is a long history of like, hate, friend zone turned love:
“Josh and I met on a mission trip to Oklahoma in middle school. He immediately liked me, and I…hated him. But for some reason, I kept chatting with him over Facebook Messenger, until I quite rudely told him to stop talking to me. We made up a while later, and remained awkward friends throughout high school. We would end up on the same team at church camps and run into each other at events, even trying to hang out on semi-dates but always coming to the conclusion that it could never work.
Since I started college and Josh started working full time, we have been catching up every few months. Last July during quarantine, he texted me about getting coffee. I could not stop thinking about him, and we got coffee again the next week, where I told him that I liked him and we decided to try dating. Things moved faster than either of us anticipated, so we starting talking about getting married in August and kept praying. Well, God opened every door, so we got engaged on January 31, and are excited to soon become one on August 12.”
Josh works full-time at Chick-fil-A and Amanda is a full-time psychology student at Houston Baptist University. She will be pursing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. When they are not working, they are planning their dream wedding at The Oaks at Oak Plantation. Getting married on their one year anniversary, Amanda and Josh are looking forward to hitting the dance floor with over two hundred of their closest friends and family. They are most grateful that God is allowing them to reflect Christ’s relationship with His church through marriage.
Amanda and Josh, the Reed Gallagher Photography team can’t wait to celebrate with you on your big day! Keep on smiling because you two brighten the world with your endless love for each other.
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Reed Gallagher is a Houston photographer for the elegant bride + chic senior, an educator for the driven photographer, and queso obsessed biz owner.