Expecting The Unexpected
Dan Mozer kept his fingers crossed as he aimed the camera and took the photo. He realized that getting the perfect shot required a lot of luck because he wasn’t exactly a professional photographer. But, when he looked at the image he had just taken, he was absolutely shocked. He had somehow captured the kind of shot that comes once in a lifetime, which he took as a sign of the amazing things that were about to come into his life.
Baby On The Way
In June 2015, Dan’s wife, Angeline, got pregnant. The couple had just moved to Jacksonville NC, where he worked as a financial analyst, while Angeline worked as a human resources manager. The couple was thrilled with the news that they were having a baby and they cherished every moment of the pregnancy. But part of the experience involved taking a bunch of photos of Angeline and her growing tummy. This was perfect because Dan’s hobby was taking photographs!
Treasuring The Memories
As an amateur photographer, Dan enjoyed taking photos of his wife’s pregnancy. This also helped him to channel his photo-snapping abilities. He documented his wife’s progress and ended up with a collection that they would always cherish. As the pregnancy came to full term, he decided to take as many photos as he could before the baby was born. Then, one idea popped up in his head: He wanted to have a beach photo shoot.
Going Beachy For A Shoot
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Angeline and Dan were still relatively new to the area and there were a lot of places in North Carolina that they hadn’t been to yet, like Atlantic Beach. It was only an hour away from Jacksonville, and was located on Bogue Banks, which is a barrier island. The island was bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the South and the Bogue Sound to the North. Dan felt that this was the ideal venue to snap some photos by the ocean where his wife and her tummy could shine. But he kept hoping the weather would stay nice…
The Declining Weather
In January 2016, Dan and Angeline visited Atlantic Beach to take photos. But when they got there, an unexpected rainstorm spoiled all of their fun. Sadly, the couple couldn’t do the shoot, but they didn’t give up either. The forecast claimed the weather would be nice and dry the following Saturday. So, Angeline and Dan hoped for the best and tried again, but this time, something even more unexpected interrupted their photo shoot.