Meet Mayra and Travis! They were such a joy to get to know during our session and were such naturals in front of my camera. Mayra entered to win my second annual Love Story Giveaway and was chosen as our second winner! I loved hearing their love story and hearing about the keys to a successful marriage. Maya and Travis will be joyfully expecting a little boy in just a few weeks and I couldn't be more excited for them!!
Mayra and Travis first met in the computer lab when they were college Freshman. Travis had previously served on a Christian mission trip to Mexico and was fluent in Spanish and decided to use his Spanish skills to woo Mayra. Little did he know Mayra was not impressed by his Spanish abilities but later stated she found it cute and sweet that he was so confident in trying to impress her. At the time, Mayra had a boyfriend so she thoughtfully introduced Travis to one of her close friends who was single. Both Mayra and Travis went through multiple heartbreaks in other relationships but still remained friends until one day they decided to give dating a shot. They both loved how much they made each other laugh and gave each other those nervous, excited feelings. The chemistry was undeniable. Mayra writes that they went on a few dates and had simply decided that because of both of their relationship history they would remain friends instead of trying to date. Three days went by after their first few dates and they both realized that remaining friends would be impossible and they had to be together. They officially began dating and as Mayra states "The rest is history and we have been crazy in love ever since."
Mayra and Travis went through challenges the first few months of their marriage, as many marriages do, but Mayra advises that communication and being selfless are the keys to a successful, loving marriage. Mayra writes "I am so so lucky to have found him, he loves God and he takes care of me before ever thinking about himself. I am truly blessed to have found my eternal companion." They just celebrated their 5 year anniversary and could not be more in love and excited to meet their little guy.
I'm so happy to have met Mayra and Travis and wish them luck and love in welcoming their little boy!