The day started with a few tears and a lot of deep breaths. As Claire got herself ready for the ceremony, she would stop, slowly breath in, then continue. The anticipation for a day she had been waiting and planning was finally here. And this was not just a day one or two years in the making. No, this was a day seven years in the making. A day both Claire and Travis had been anxiously awaiting.
These two high school best friends had made a promise to each other. If by the time they were twenty-five, if they were not married, then they would just marry each other. However, as they stood in front of their family and friends, they were not choosing to settle. No, these two were instead choosing each other.
I like to think that fate and love are funny that way. In high school, they were best friends who made a promise, yet as adults, they were two partners in love. The years brought them closer than either could imagine. And as they said their vows (without a dry eye in the house by the way–even mine) you could see just how deeply they felt for the other.
I feel like what took Travis and Claire from high school sweethearts to their wedding day is such a good representation of life. We can make all the plans in the world, but the world is going to keep on going on the path it is meant to be on. The longer I photograph weddings, the more I truly am able to see the awe of relationships and marriage. Wedding days are not about the dress, the flowers, heck not even the photos. Wedding days are making a pack. A pack to do life side by side with the person you couldn’t imagine life without. No matter what life gives you or how hard it gets, that is your person. I am so excited to see what else life has in store for Claire and Travis as they start the next big journey as husband and wife.
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