On Wednesday we celebrate three years of marriage.
In the past almost eight years together I've loved watching the awkward teenager I started dating (in his defense, I was awkward too...) grow up into a man. He's so patient and understanding. Caring. Funny. Wise. And encouraging. He has been my rock in the middle of a very difficult time in my life. He puts up with me annoying him on purpose. And taking way too many pictures of him. He's my best friend. My husband. And my *favorite* baby daddy. We only have a few weeks left of just us before our world changes forever. While I'm going to miss the sweet times we've had by ourselves, I can't WAIT to begin the new adventure of parenthood with this guy by my side.
I love you to the moon and back, @isaacahicks!
One of the reasons I love photography is because you're able to capture special moments in time forever. Whether it be at a fancy location in formalwear, standing in a creek holding your loved one close, or just in the coziness of your house embracing the beauty of life, you'll always have those pictures to look back on and remember what life was like at that moment.
Which is why this picture is so special to me.
I always said I didn't want to take maternity pictures, but my mind changed when I realized how quickly time has been passing by. Isaac and I only have a few more weeks left of just the two of us, and I wanted to remember how sweet this time has been.
I've always been the person who constantly looks forward to the next thing. The next school year. The next season. The next holiday. Or the next vacation. But in this pregnancy I've learned the beauty of stopping to enjoy right where I am. Soaking in every minute. Finding joy and laughter in moments I wouldn't have before. And remembering that this season in life is one I'll never get back.
And I wanted to capture it so I can look back on these pictures in five, ten, fifteen years to remember how life was, and smile at the memories.
On the 18th we celebrate three years of marriage. This is our last anniversary before kids, and I couldn't think of a better way to remember it than with pictures of us being us.
And that, my friends, is the beauty of photography. It's one of the reasons I fell in love with this profession to begin with. And why I continue to do what I do. There will be thousands of special moments in time that will come and go, but thankfully some can be captured and remembered forever.