katie & Dustin

Have you ever imagined having to leave your best friend behind, leave your spouse behind, leave your boyfriend/girlfriend (for the few guys who read this) for an undetermined amount of times.  What if you were told today that you would have to go and leave them behind for a year, and you had to leave in the next hour. You were also told that you would not be able to speak to them for the next six months. How would you spend the next hour? What would you do, what would you say? would you take the time to pack? Would you hold them and kiss them like you never have before. Would you talk about all the things you are going to do when you get back? Would you talk about all the things you wished you would have done throughout your relationship? would you just quietly sit and breathe each other in?

Sometimes I think we get too busy to do these things? We get too caught up in the day to day, the routine of life. We wake up at 5:15 wake the kids up, make breakfast, prepare lunch, get child number one off to school, come home and clean up from making breakfast, get child number two off to the bus, come back home. Wake up the littlest one get her dressed and fed and dressed to go to the gym. Take the third child to school, go to the gym. then we come home, shower, make lunch, head off to the school to help out for an hour or two, come home, bring the sleeping three year old in and lay her in bed. Then sit down at the computer to try and check email and voice mail that piles up while we are busy doing other things. Then try to get some other work done before kids get home. Then welcome child number two home, just in time to go pick up child number three from school. Then get a call from child number one saying his water bottle was left in the fridge and he really needs it because it is a particularly hard day at cross country practice. After taking that to him we rush home to get dinner ready. We make dinner, and try to round up all the kids to eat together. We sit down for the half hour and have it interrupted twice by people dropping items off for a big charity project coming up on Saturday. Then we try to get the kids in bed before too late so that they get enough sleep for the next day, then we clean up the kitchen from dinner. After that is done we are back on the computer for a few more hours trying to finish up a few things that were left from earlier in the day. And finally when we can stay awake no more and we have a key board impression in our foreheads we crawl off to bed to try and take full advantage of the 4-5 hours until the alarm goes off for the next day.

Where in that time do we take a few minutes to breathe? Where in that time do we have to look into the eyes of our husbands/wives and just love them?

Right now, this second is the time to take! Desiree and I scheduled fewer weddings this year, moved out of the studio to spend more time with each other and with the kids. We did it now. Why?

Life!

We were missing it. We were missing the time we needed with each other and with our kids. Life still takes over and things seem to get out of control busy. Then we photograph a wedding photograph a couple like Katie and Dustin and we realize how beautiful life is, how amazing love is. We see the purest of love for the entire day, and it’s hard not to be inspired; inspired to live life and love purely! Enjoy these images and let your self be inspired by the love they have!

 


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