Real Couples // A Matching Pair: Joe + Joey

Joe and Joey met in an nontraditional way through an online app. They had talked to each other for a month before meeting up and totally clicked when they learned that they share a mutual love for all things pharmacy. It was on a whim that they decided to meet for their first date, and in full first date fashion, trying to impress his date, Joey decided to not wear his glasses. Unfortunately, that completely backfired because the menu was on the wall. He thought he had just made a fool of himself but Joe simply laughed it off and said, "How cute are you?" In that moment, Joey realized he could be completely himself around Joe, and they have been inseparable ever since and will officially be tying the knot on October 1st, 2016 in Richmond, VA. 

Words and photos by BLK chai Photography

BLK Chai Photography Virginia holding hands laying on picnic blanket
BLK Chai Photography Virginia close on couple with fingers intertwined 
BLK Chai Photography Virginia man playfully tweaking fiancé's nose
BLK Chai Photography Virginia couple watching clouds photographed from behind
BLK Chai Photography Virginia couple with foreheads together
BLK Chai Photography Virginia kiss
BLK Chai Photography Virginia couple sharing a smile
BLK Chai Photography Virginia couple smiling
BLK Chai Photography Virginia locked fingers and rainbow bracelets
BLK Chai Photography Virginia man fixing fiancé's bowtie
BLK Chai Photography Virginia kiss
BLK Chai Photography Virginia couple holding hands walking away, one looking back at camera
BLK Chai Photography Virginia holding hands
BLK Chai Photography Virginia foreheads touching
BLK Chai Photography Virginia kiss while airplane flies overhead
BLK Chai Photography Virginia sitting on rock holding hands with bracelets
BLK Chai Photography Virginia one man looking off, the other smiling at camera
BLK Chai Photography Virginia man affectionately giving fiancé bunny ears
BLK Chai Photography Virginia sitting on rocks by the river
BLK Chai Photography Virginia kiss on forehead
BLK Chai Photography Virginia kiss on rocks
BLK Chai Photography Virginia smile for camera
BLK Chai Photography Virginia kiss at dusk

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Mama of two boys and a rescue dog, Kim is the eyes and heart behind BLK chai Photography. She is a NYC-based photographer who enjoys serving the world by telling people's stories through capturing authentic and genuine moments. A big-time traveler, she always has an active passport in case the trip of a lifetime comes up out of nowhere. In her spare time, she has been busted by her two-year-old for eating Oreo cookies in the closet. When she's not sneaking Oreo cookies, she is training for the 2016 NYC Marathon.