To my darling future couples...
The other night as I was driving home from one of my sweet couple’s wedding, the thought kept coming to me that marriage is crazy. You give your whole self to another person. And you promise to take care of the whole self of that same person. It’s vulnerable and exhilarating and heartbreaking. It’s the boldest declaration of love you can make to another human; that you will stand with them, hands tightly clasped, through all the hard + easy life has to throw at you. It’s crazy and brave…and so worth it.
The day you make your vows to each other is the day your lives begin. Everything before was just a really great build up to the best part of your story…because truly, what is life without your completing half? And the day you go all-in with one another deserves to be documented with meticulous care. And I promise to handle all of the memories I document for you with that care. You can trust me.
YOU TO YOUR HUMAN + YOUR HUMAN TO YOU
Some days you just catch the view of your person a little differently. I have this photo of Tyler in our first crappy basement apartment in his white t-shirt, under the covers, smiling at me through his sleepy eyes. I felt so in love with him in that moment, I had to take a photo to remember it. Everytime I see that photo, I feel that feeling again, back in our little basement apartment. And sometimes when I want to rip my hair out because of a fight with him, it’s a welcomed reminder that I love him so much and feel incredibly lucky to have him.
This is the gift I want to give to all of my couples. The gift of remembering the love that was felt in your life. Document more than just your engagements and your wedding day. Have beautiful photos taken of you two (and whatever babies, fur or human, find their way to your home) at the big times in your lives, and during the years where “nothing” is really happening. I promise it’s happening. Your delicate, precious lives are taking place everyday, and you will want to remember all the love–you to your human and your human to you.