Sierra and Akio met in 2016 when Sierra moved to Royal Oak for a new job as a nurse. Sierra joined a new boxing gym, and she became friends with one of the gym’s trainers, who was trying to get her to start dating and wanted to fix her up with someone. After months of trying, the trainer finally set her up with Akio, who also frequented the gym. Their trainer pulled some sneaky moves in order to get the two of them to exchange numbers and go out! But they finally had their first date at a Mexican restaurant, and the rest is history! The two also learned that they only lived a block away from each other, after their first date when Sierra thought Akio was following her, but it turned out he just lived a street away! The pair have been inseparable ever since! When Akio proposed to Sierra, they both knew they had found their soulmate. Then they started planning their gorgeous destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen! Their wedding was a dream to photograph, and I just love this couple and their love story!
Michelle Harris is a professional wedding photographer and nationally sought after wedding industry educator that focuses on creating amazing experiences and relationships with the artistically focused clients and students.
A mother of two gorgeous little girls and married to the man of her dreams, Michelle lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, but travels the world for her clients and speaking engagements.
Serving Northern VA, DC, MD
& Destination Weddings
FOLLOW ALONG WITH ME ON IG @ mharris_studios