These two are amazing.
I think I’ll keep them.
This post holds very dear to my heart, and let me tell you why:
I first met Anna when I was 10 years old. We were at a slumber party… where I was enjoying the “slumber” part, and Anna leaned more towards the “party” part… by trampling all over the sleeping girls in a backyard tent. Needless to say, we didn’t hit it off right from the get-go. The amount of history that has come into existence over the last 13 years of our friendship is so insane, it would be impossible to put into words. So let me just say — we both met our Prince Charmings (who happen to have the same name and actually grew up next door to each other), and we are both living our happily ever after. She just graduated Nursing School in Oregon a couple weeks ago, and I can’t wait to see what this crazy lass does next with her life.
Overall: I adore these two with all my heart and soul. And that’s really all there is to it.
Oh, and if you’d like to see some moments I captured of their wedding day 3 years ago - knock yourself out.
If you were to ask me what married couple I am most inspired by…. I would tell you – “you’re currently looking at them”.
Justin & Di are… well… different. Which, if you know anything about me, being “different” draws me in like a moth to flame.
They put off a sweet aura of acceptance and hope for the hopeless, they teach with grace and love without abandon.
When I was 13 years old, I spent 4 weeks in Nagpur, India at Justin & Di’s home. We went to schools, churches, and homes… and drank a lot of chai. Justin and Di spent 14 years living and serving God in India — feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and loving the unloved. Now they live back in the states, but haven’t stopped living a life of service and love for all those around them.
Justin just oozes sweetness, his smile gives him away. Di is one of the craziest, quirkiest Australians ever… and doesn’t really give a care about what people think. Together they make a perfect combination of all things good.
So you can imagine how excited I was when Di called me up (after seeing my parents’ photos) wanting to get a Beloved session on the calendar… and the timing just so happened to fall close to their 17 year wedding anniversary <3
Here’s to 17 more! … and then another 17 after that