She honestly thought he was just, well, a little too cocky for her. Claire and Sean met back in 2008 while in ROTC at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He had asked some mutual friends about her since he thought she was the most beautiful woman on campus. It started with a lunch date at Chili’s just off campus. The date was going well, and although Claire could appreciate Sean’s good looks, she started thinking that perhaps he was just too cocky for her. However, as they were wrapping up their meal, the waiter dropped by their table to deliver a surprise card to Claire from Sean. With such the unexpected thoughtfulness, Claire decided that there was a lot more to this guy than her original impression. She would just have to work on the cocky part of his personality since she was really starting to like him!
Claire and Sean have experienced a lot together since starting to date in 2008. Unfortunately, distance has been a part of that. Since they are both in the military, they have done over 3 years apart but work hard to maintain a strong and solid relationship. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder! They have also had the opportunity to travel together to places like Germany and the Canary Islands. They love ethnic cuisines, hanging out at the beach and working out together. They are both passionate about their families, careers, fitness and each other.
Sean proposed to Claire in 2012 on the beach on Hilton Head Island. They look forward to building a life and family together. They will unite as husband and wife this Saturday, August 31st in Daytona Beach. We are so excited about their St. Demitros Greek Orthodox Church wedding and reception!
Mike met up with Claire & Sean a couple of weeks ago in the exact location where they had that first lunch date. They then spent some time on campus reminiscing about the earlier days of their courtship. They had a great time getting to spend time together NOT wedding planning. They just had tons of fun all while Mike created some memorable images to capture what they love to do and what this time in their lives looks like.
Video by Orlando Wedding Photographers, Mike & Ann | Visual Storytellers.
Images by Orlando Wedding Photographers, Mike & Ann | Visual Storytellers.
Thank you, Claire & Sean, for not only selfishly serving our great country, but for trusting us to capture such an amazing time in your lives and journey together. We are deeply honored by your trust and your service.