Dean has a romantic streak that would be hard for anyone to match. Falling head over heels for Jen, he’s asked her every single day since they first met to marry him … only to be met with “no” each time. Then, little over a year into their relationship, he arrived home with a marriage proposal tattooed on his stomach! I guess you could say that he wanted to prove how dedicated he was to Jen, and even though he figured she’d say no, he didn’t care at all. During this time, Dean’s mother was very ill with cancer and made Jen promise her one thing … that she’d always be a part of his life. And so three years after her death, she finally said “yes!”. They crafted Dean’s wedding band out of his mother’s wedding rings, and instead of a traditional wedding, they opted to pack their bags and travel for a once in a lifetime elopement in Taormina, Sicily. Although their elopement fell on the busiest week of the summer for Cooked Photography, I jumped on a plane and traveled 60 hours for an unforgettable 48 hours in Italy.
– Written by Jeff