According to Marcus Fancher, when he met Shamea Wallace on her first day of work at the new company, of which he was already an employee, she experienced a Loretta Devine moment from Waiting to Exhale. He believed she walked away "switching" hoping he would notice her. According to Shamea, "it was a normal brief introduction." Whatever the case, it only took one meeting and that was enough!
Given time, Marcus was able to win Shamea's heart and when presented with an opportunity to share a reflection on their time together Shamea admittedly said, "There isn't one moment that I can pinpoint as knowing Marcus was the one. I remember looking at him and realizing how much he had grown over the years and how much I loved and appreciated the person I saw him becoming." And sharing the birth of a son afforded Shamea an opportunity to grow to love Marcus even more.
As a young family, family time is a main focus! And even though Shamea characterize herself and Marcus as "pretty laid back", enjoying the occasional comedy show and sporting events are also ways they get to bond. Shamea strongly believes that "what makes us work is that we balance each other out. We have different strengths and weaknesses that we have learned to appreciate over the years. We're friends first and I believe that a relationship built on the foundation of friendship will stand the test of time."
Being together nearly eight years brings about little to no surprises, however, Marcus' proposal of marriage while in Destin, Florida was a complete surprise to Shamea. After being asked and saying "YES" the two begin planning a wedding day filled with the motivation to celebrate their love for one another with the people who love them most. On June 30, 2018 at the Woodrow Hall in Birmingham, Alabama they will do just that.
Photographer- NicTay Photography