Pure fate brought James and MJ together back in New York City. MJ was visiting family and headed out one evening with friends, one of whom was James’ roommate. However, feeling tired that night, James opted to stay home. At the end of the evening MJ missed the last train out of town and had to return to her friend’s apartment for the night where she met James for the first time. Talk about your real life Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors scenario! Five years later they are living in sunny California while MJ finishes grad school at UCSB and will soon be married in downtown Santa Barbara. I was beyond thrilled to spend the afternoon with them at the Ellwood Butterfly Preserve in Goleta where James recently proposed over an intimate picnic. We had a great time and I hope you enjoy some of my favorites of James and MJ!
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