photographing hundreds of weddings presents
a fascinating backdrop for reflecting on marriage.
when, young and single, i photographed my first weddings, marriage struck me as magical and foreign.
in the years that followed, my friends started talking about "the one," and i scrutinized the weddings i photographed
so i could understand what "the one" should look like.
i married my own love full of hope and dreams.
now, ten years in, i know the weight that hope must be strong enough to carry.
that the tests will be relentless, and that stories unfold unpredictably.
when i watch couples step over the threshold now,
i feel the giddiness alongside the clear-eyed awe, knowing the journey
will be rich, deep, and raw beyond imagination.