On May 17, 2014, I said "I do" to my sweetheart. And it was the loveliest day. Every single moment of the day, I saw and felt God's grace. He has his hand over everything in a way I could never explain. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.
None of this would have been possible without all the work and support of our incredible friends and family. My bridal party was sincerely the biggest collection of excellent humans you could ever find. Ryan and I love you guys so much, thanks big time for all your hard work. To Stephanie (maid of honor), Caitlin (bridesmaid & new sister!), and my dad.. oh my gosh, words fail me here. Thank you so much for all you guys did.
There are many others who helped too. We are just so thankful to have these people in our lives. Tears and a heart full of gratitude every time I think about it.
Hom Photography delivered more than 1000 ridiculously amazing photos to us and somehow I narrowed it down to 200-something. Lauren and Bryant, thank you so so much.
I'd say a few words about how freaking thrilled Ryan and I were to finally marry each other but I think the pictures speak for themselves :)
12 June, 2014
03 April, 2014
HUGE thanks to Lauren and Bryant at Hom Photography for these photos. Ryan and I couldn't be happier with them. Stay tuned because they will be shooting our wedding too.. CAN'TWAIT :D
Also, pardon my laughing dinosaur face hahah. My fiancé is a funny guy and makes me drown in giggles.
12 December, 2013
So it was our two year anniversary, and we got all dressed up for dinner to celebrate. I wanted to take some photos beforehand, since the last time we got all fancy we ran out of time and couldn't get any pictures. And I wanted to do it in a nicer location than in the street of my sorta ghetto neighborhood, so I came up with the brilliant idea to go to a specific lookout to take the photos. I asked my roommate Stephanie if she could come with us to take them, and she was so nice to say yes!
Little did I know is that Ryan had planned to propose there that very day at that very time, and Stephanie was planning on coming anyways to take photos of the whole ordeal. Now they didn't need to come up with some hilarious reason to get me on the edge of a mountain while I'm in high heels before dinner. Hahaha soo I don't know how that inception worked out, but yepppp it was pretty hilarious that it became my own idea. And several smaller issues came up and I almost called off the whole photoshoot off so we could just get to dinner, and I was pretty confused when Ryan and Stephanie were so insistent that we take some pictures :) haaa. So needless to say, when we walked to the end of the point and I saw the set up, I was completelyyy shocked. And it was then that I finally knew what was about to happen!!!!
20 August, 2013
Day 3 of our Galilee trip was a game changer for me. By God's grace, I had felt great all of IBEX (well, except for the flu in the middle there haha)! When I woke up that morning, I felt sick (those close to me will know what I mean when I say that), and this sickness continued through the rest of the semester. As a result, my photo taking really diminished, so I can't really say that the rest of Galilee was fully documented and that makes me so sad!!!.. but for what I did get, enjoy!
12 August, 2013
Galilee is easily the most anticipated trip of the entire IBEX semester. It is 8 glorious days in northern Israel, and much of it really feels more like a vacation than a field study. Early Saturday morning arrived, and we all scrambled on the bus with our bags and books and eager souls!!!