This couple. Oh, this couple.
It's safe to say that I wouldn't be doing what I do if it weren't for these two.
Exactly 5 years ago (almost to the day), I photographed Matt & Lyndse's wedding.
They believed in my little 19-year-old self back when I had no weddings under my belt and I had no idea what I was doing.
And it blows my mind that they are going to be having a daughter next month :)
It's safe to say that I've got a pretty honorable job -- capturing the day, the moment, two people in love commit their hearts and lives to one another for eternity. But I don't think I realized the extreme honor that it really is until I photographed Jillian and Michelle's elopement. Over the past 5 years, I have "witnessed" countless wedding ceremonies. However, this was the first time my "witness"hood was made legal -- when I signed their marriage certificate (!!!!!!!)
If you know me at all, you know I am deeply inspired and fascinated by love.
Love is irrational, unconventional, inexplicable, unconditional, and out of this world.
Love takes so many shapes, each shape so uniquely beautiful and never-seen-before.
My adventure with these two beautiful hearts, their friend/officiant, and their fur-child Bryce (who's namesake comes after Bryce Canyon, a favorite place in Jillian & Michelle's history together) served me a beautiful reminder of all these things -- The little quirks of love that sometimes tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of my job.
Needless to say, elopements are my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.
best. San Francisco adventure. EVER.