I was asked recently, “why photograph weddings?” And I didn’t even have to stop and think of an answer. Because I love marriage. I love what comes of knitting two souls together, weaving the tapestry of a beautiful life through a mixture of sacrifice, joy, sorrow and growth. I love being at the start of this new life and capturing moments to look back on. To remember the joy when times get hard, to see how far you've come when the times are good. You guys, marriage is awesome, and powerful and transforming. Who wouldn't want to spend their life being apart of that?!
I have always loved this quote from Martin Luther King Jr. but the hardest part comes with always having a heart full of grace. I so often ask it of my friends and family, but find myself not being as willing to offer grace when others need it. It is a constant restarting of my resolve to be graceful and loving, and while it isn’t my first nature, it does become easier each time it is practiced. I know for me, I can’t do it without God’s help. So my prayer for today, and everyday is that I will see opportunities for offering grace and serving with love that extend beyond my family and act upon them.
She is equally comfortable in heels as she is in sneakers. He enjoys an elegant dinner but never turns down a back yard BBQ with friends. She is the kind of woman whose friendships stretch over decades. He loves her, because in her, he has found his best friend. She loves him because amidst his wild she has found a quiet soul. She loves Kate Spade because it is whimsical yet elegant. He always pulls together an outfit with a pair of smart shoes. She loves all things classic. He likes his movies to have at least one good car chase. She has a laugh that will invite you to share in the joke and he knows how to use humor to bring people together. They both love animals, and they'll happily show you fur baby photos. They are total foodies, and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen together. They will write their own vows to each other because the words they say to each other have weight and meaning. They chose to say I do to each other; I do to the hard times, I do to the dreams, I do to forever, long before there was a ring on her hand. This is an #alpcouple