Whenever I do engagement photos I get nostalgic. It never fails. I think back to the night that Matt and I drove to Sears, me in my ribbed turtleneck and Matt in his tan sweater with blue lines…we really did that…for our own engagement photos. I remember a lot more than just what we were wearing, though. I remember how I had no idea what I was about to get into. I thought marriage was going to be awesome because Matt was awesome and I just knew life was going to be fun with a capital F from then on. Without going into the entire history of our marriage, let me just say that it has not always been fun…we have faced a lot…together…we have been blindsided and gone through the trenches…together…we lost my dad and are still walking through that…together. When I think back to those engagement photos I am thankful because that girl was completely oblivious to what was about to hit her and I’m not sure she would have gone forward, BUT, this girl would have told her she better keep going because she was about to enter the best days of her life. Things may not have gone exactly the way I thought they were going to, but 10 years later, there is one thing that has defined our marriage and that is this…God is FAITHFUL with a capital F! He took 2 kids…one in a ribbed turtleneck and the other in a matching sweater…and purposed to grow us closer to each other, but ultimately to HIM. I LOVE marriage because I love how God puts His glory on display…on the mountaintops and in the valleys. I LOVE my husband a gazillion times more than I did 10 years ago…I never imagined that could happen. I didn’t know the plans God had for us, but as I reflect on them now, I get excited about what’s to come. He is Good. He is Faithful. He is for us. He is the mastermind behind this wonderful thing we call marriage.
So, that might explain why I love shooting weddings and engagements…secretly I know what these folks are in for, and it’s gonna be fabulous with a capital F!
Meet Brett, a talented graphic designer (check his etsy store out here), and Sarah, a gifted photographer (check her facebook page out here). I am so excited to see what the future holds for this sweet couple.
The most ultimate thing to see in the Bible about marriage is that it exists for God’s glory. Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. Most ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It is designed by God to display his glory in a way that no other event or institution is. -John Piper