Some stories are rooted in tragedy, and more often than not, these are the stories that stick with us forever.
The story of how Jasmine and Dante met is not a happy one. Not a meet-cute. Not a fond memory. The day that this beautiful couple met was the day of their mutual friend’s funeral. It’s difficult when someone so young is taken so soon, and that grief is not easy to overcome. Dante and Jasmine‘s friendship began in shared grief, but they soon discovered that this wasn’t how their journey began. They had unknowingly been present in each other’s lives long before they first met, being at the same places at the same time on numerous occasions. It was as if their souls were gravitating toward each other until the moment came that they would need each other most. That day of the funeral was the moment. Through each other, they found friendship, comfort, resilience, and love.
They had both been through difficult times, experienced traumas, and left toxic relationships. Neither of them had been looking to start anything serious, yet they couldn’t keep away from each other. They became obsessed. Now their wedding approaches in a month. Dante is looking forward to the fellowship of friends and family there to celebrate their love. Jasmine hopes that Dante will cry when he sees her walking down the aisle in her dress.
As we walked around PPG Place and Point State Park in Pittsburgh, we got to chatting about their lives together, their hobbies, and their families. Dante talked about his love for Marvel movies and being an artist. Jasmine opened up about her struggles with bone cancer and how difficult it was to get a diagnosis. She faces many challenges in her fight, but she is strong and has Dante and her family and their support.
Jasmine and Dante have been through so much, but they are one of the bravest and kindest couples I’ve had the honor of working with. I can’t wait to document their wedding day.
We are Rich and Cynthia, husband and wife wedding photographers capturing fairytale moments in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Get to know us better by visiting our about us page or by contacting us. We'd love to meet and hear all about your love story!
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