An Ocean Side Wedding

Not too long ago, I photographed a wedding that was ocean themed. With summer around the corner, I’ve been thinking about that wedding more and more.

What I valued the most from Beth and Steve’s wedding was what they prioritized. They wanted their wedding to have everyone they loved in it. They wanted each to have something special present. They wanted their wedding to be shared in their joy.

Their vows made me silently cry behind my camera lens – both talking about the mutual love and honest communication they have with each other. That gets me, ya know? Seeing two people not only madly in love with each other, but also holding the highest respect for one another and truly holding space for a healthy relationship to blossom and grow.

It’s true, I tear up at most weddings. The love I feel and the pure joy I can capture on wedding days makes my heart happy and hopeful for the world. But with the weather changing from spring to summer, and the desire to be near the ocean growing in my soul, I keep thinking about how the ocean made Beth and Steve happy, and so they made sure it was present on their special day.