“She’s brave. Willing to say what is needed, even when it’s difficult. I love her mind. I love talking to her and hearing her thoughts on the news and business; She has a unique perspective.”
“Michael is a rock. He keeps me calm when things start to get crazy or stressful.”
Sure, they were in love 5 years ago when I photographed their wedding. But what is so neat to see and hear when having couples reminisce over the time since is how much more deeply rooted that is as time goes on. With traveling the world, starting businesses, and big city moves, there’s been much “going on” in the months and years since their big day. But when I asked them what their favorite things is it wasn’t the grandiose success in work, isn’t the ridiculously cool high-rise they live in that’s in the heart of the city, it wasn’t their physical attraction for the other (though that’s still evident even 5 years later) it wasn’t something flashy but rather low-key. They both said their favorite thing is to go on a walk together first thing in the morning. I mean come on! How precious is that!? I think those walks are a key contributor to knowing and truly caring for each other deeply.
Mike & Linds, you’ll have many adventures to come. Ones you’ll never forget. But as life continues to fly by, and ambitions grow, remain the solid unit you are today. Keep taking those walks. Admire each other’s strengths, and compliment each other’s weaknesses. And as you build memories in the time-capsule of life, remember to stop and take it all in. A love like this doesn’t come by luck; but intentional choices to put the other before oneself in big and little ways each day.
Happy 5 years! Here’s to many many more!!