Marriage in Pictures: One & a Half Years / by Rachel Nordgren

Marriage In Pictures | Rachel Nordgren
Marriage In Pictures | Rachel Nordgren

I'll never regret spending money on preserving memories. The effervescent Emma Wheatley of Rose Wheat Photography has captured our engagement, wedding, and now our first year-and-a-half of marriage on camera, and I'm so thankful - SO THANKFUL - that we have these snippets of our relationship frozen in time.

Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
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When Hans and I set up this session with Emma, I remember telling her, "I feel like Hans and I look more in love during this session than we looked on our wedding day. I sure feel more in love with him than I did on our wedding day."

Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography

Something special happens when you endure the first year of marriage. So many of your rough edges get smoothed (or hacked) away, and that allows you and your spouse to just...fit...better together. There's a calm assurance of love that I feel like Hans and I have in these photographs that we didn't have on our wedding day.

Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography

It's taken hard work, tilling the (sometimes rock-hard) soil of our marriage.

...and a tickle fight or two.

Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography
Marriage in Pictures: One & one Half Years | Rose Wheat Photography

That calm assurance comes from hundreds of nights with our hearts beating in the same bed, hundreds of quiet mornings over coffee, hundreds of pecks on the way out the door, hundreds of miles of driving, hundreds of "I-love-you's" and "I'm-sorry's", hundreds of eye-crinkling smiles and hand-in-hand walks around the neighborhood.

A loving marriage can take root in that kind of soil.

Here's to a hundred or so more years, Hans!

What memories have YOU captured on camera?