"Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole." - Buddha
When we are fortunate enough to shoot a wedding, I always pray for couples like this one. Eddie and Jamie are some of the most laid back people I have had the pleasure to meet. They went for a simple, no fuss wedding and nailed it.
I absolutely adore the wedding parties who want to have fun and truly revel in the celebration of life, love, and all things party.
We are all programmed to believe that when we are in love that everything is easy and it'll all seemingly fit together perfectly. Love doesn't just 'happen'. It builds over time in my experience. It's hard work to be an active, positive partner. We (hopefully) change and adapt as people and have to work at staying connected to the person who holds our figurative heart.
We are trained to live in a fantasy that when love is real, everything is simple & there are no complications. Love is so much more complex than that.
When two people love each other deeply, you can see the honesty by looking at their faces. Love is not easy. It takes work, sacrifice, and a willingness to open your heart to another person. It is also looking at your goals in the same direction, even when not at the same pace. Love is a journey.
Thank you for letting S&M Photography document this amazing day. I wish Eddie & Jamie many happy decades, filled with laughter and joy, even when the times are hard.