Typically, I ask my clients to write a little blurb about how they met or fell in love, or if it is an anniversary session I ask them all of the above plus how the past year of marriage has been. I am always blown away by what they write. Usually I take what they wrote and I put it in my own words as if telling the story from my perspective but today I couldn’t alter the sweet words of my friend Carissa. I want you to be able to read what she said so you can also see the sweetness that is Russ and Carissa’s marriage!
“Russ took me on our first date to Gloria’s to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. That night I remember being intrigued by his style. He wore converse, he had pierced ears, and he had on a black v-neck shirt that didn’t quite go along with his educated vocabulary and knowledge of the bible. I have never enjoyed someone’s company so much. We had an instant connection and spent the whole evening talking and laughing. We’ve been together every day since.
Every year our anniversary becomes more special as my love for him grows and our memories become more beautiful. Falling in love and getting to marry Russ has given me a kind of happiness I never knew existed. We have had quite a few life changes in the past two years but I couldn’t imagine doing life with anyone else. Everyday our marriage gets stronger and our love for each other more abundant. He makes every day special and I look forward to spending forever with him.”
Russ and Carissa, your love story is beautiful and I am so glad I got to be a part of preserving it for you to look back on years from now. You both have a joy and laugh that is infectious and hart warming. Never lose that happiness toward each other. Happy anniversary!