Oh how our days have been dark and gloomy, with thunderstorms overcoming the sunshine for what feels like weeks on end. But each time I’ve opened up these images, it’s like a ray of golden light filling up my office and today, I’m so excited to share them with you!
I’m not sure how I actually met Lauren for the first time…it may have been that her dad worked with my husband and so it was by mere association or perhaps it was when my brother met her at the FSU BCM during his college days. Go Noles! (How could I resist?!) But, a year or two later, Lauren was working as a BCM director herself and we got to see the depth of her heart for others and her desire to serve her Savior. She’s as sweet and sincere as the smile you’ll see her wearing in these images. A definite beauty, on the inside and out. And as I watched Lauren light up with Gilbert by her side, my heart couldn’t help but smile too.
As we journeyed down long windy roads early in the morning, they told me of their story and how God clearly wove so many aspects of it together. I was instantly reminded of my own. What a fabulous walk down memory lane, as Lauren shared about friends who could see not only the potential for this love story to grow, but who were positive these two were going to marry from the very start.
Moments like this remind me that nothing is better than capturing love. I’m positive of it.
But certainly nothing is as sweet as knowing that the two people in front of my lens are in it for the long haul, through the good and the bad, the ups and the downs and that they desire to point others to The One who will help them accomplish this beautiful thing called marriage!
Congrats Lauren and Gilbert! I can’t wait to spend that special day in September with you, as you experience the first day of your forever together!