A sweet pastor friend of ours has a saying–that we can identify our passions by those things that make us cry. A good story almost always makes me cry. A great novel can make me cry…and then leave me in a state of ecstasy or agony depending on how I felt about the ending (ask Nate, I’m weird). Weddings make me cry. It’s all those moments–the maid of honor who loses it when she sees her best friend in a white dress, the first time the groom sees his bride and swells up with pride and admiration, the father/daughter dance. I tell you, the sole purpose of that dance is to create tears.
Elise & Paul’s story made me cry. Elise is a fantastic crafter/blogger and Paul is a doctor in the US navy. They are currently stationed not far from us here in California. In the end of February, Paul returned home from a 7 month deployment in Afghanistan. Elise blogged about Paul’s homecoming, and I cried when I read her post (duh. But seriously, go read the post–it’s so sweet.) It is such a wonderful testament to the strength of their marriage and their willingness to sacrifice for one another.
Elise & Paul are celebrating 2 years of marriage this month and Nate & I were stoked to take these photos for them over the weekend. Elise has done an amazing job decorating & DIY-ing their home, so we decided to capture some photos there and around their neighborhood. Elise & Paul–thank you so much from both of us. You have given us an even deeper appreciation of marriage. We are so honored to have captured a part of your beautiful story, and we hope we have created images that you both will cherish as you look back on your journey together. Lots of love–A & N