To be completely honest…we never had this…experience. In our engagement photos, we felt like a number, a job to be completed instead of really feeling like that time was for us to reconnect & remember why we are doing all of this in the first place. We didn’t have a photographer who would sit down and talk about our timeline with us, making sure it was optimized for our enjoyment and them being able to dutifully document all the moments we wanted and needed. We were never educated on the best products to display our images in our home.
Because we want to give you what we never had – beautiful images that portray the gamut of emotions that is your engagement & wedding day. For us we wanted to document this beautiful journey we were on. Instead we got snapshots.
10 years later (and counting) this crazy life of ours has endured the military, countless training trips, birthday, anniversaries, and holidays spent apart. Lots of arguments and putting in the work work ridding us of our selfishness, learning to put the other first and giving a little grace because…well because we are humans who make mistakes. Then came babies, lots spit up, dirty diapers, sleepless nights, and sacrifices. And then learning to make time for each other amidst trying to keep our little humans alive.
Marriage is hard ya’ll. Harder than we thought it would be.
But…there are all the sweet, beautiful, & AMAZING things that come with it. Nights up late just talking, unplugged trips on a mountainside cabin with nothing to do but snuggle. Seeing your spouse love your children and that making you love them even more. Pushing each other towards Jesus and our love growing more every day.
We believe you can find your soulmate at age 16 (like we did) or 66. We believe in sacrificial love like making breakfast for without being asked or bringing home flowers just because. We believe memories are made when surrounded by your tribe, great food, and lots of laughter. We believe life is an adventure and that that adventure can happen in your own backyard laying out under the stars.
We love couples who take the time to stop and smell the roses and cherish every moment they have enjoying each other. And we are incredibly passionate about it. Because we didn’t have this. Because we want you to enjoy, cherish, and feel special in absolutely every moment of all of this.
Ya’ll, we didn’t have a husband and wife who lovingly wanted us to succeed. But with us – you will! Marriage is beautiful, and no matter what you believe, we are praying & cheering you on as you navigate this extraordinary journey.
You are more than a number.
Love, Andrew + Tianna
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