Javier and Marley just celebrated their fourth year anniversary. Javier gave Marley something really special – the gift of a photo shoot to commemorate their relationship! So sweet!
Javier and Marley actually met while they were both studying abroad in Marseille, France during their undergraduate degrees. They lived in the same residence and were both studying International Business. Javier is originally from Spain and Marley, from Canada. After completing their year in France, they did a year of long distance and then Javier made the big move and relocated to Canada!
When I asked Marley and Javier to think about what it is they wanted to remember if they looked back on these photos and they said, “we’d like to remember how lucky we are to be together and how hard we have worked to make our relationship work”. Marley and Javier have surely made a lot of sacrifices to make their relationship work because they had come from two different countries, but I think it is true for any relationship! There are always sacrifices to make – but what is important is how you build a solid foundation and make it work together.
Javier and Marley chose Cherry Beach and Polson Pier for their anniversary session. It was the perfect place for them to relax and enjoy each other and also to capture them amongst the Toronto city skyline at sunset. The Toronto skyline photos must be special to them since it is a place that they now call home together.
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography