Enduring Love

Portland-Oregon-Wedding-Photographer---MPP122914Life is complicated. Most things that happen during one’s lifetime are colored in shades of grey and built layer upon layer. But there are a few things that, no matter how you look at them, are clear-eyed and easy to see. One of those things is enduring love.

Weddings mark the beginning of two lives that have decided, because of love, to create a union. It is the jumping off point where everyone hopes to build a love that will last two lifetimes. As a photographer documenting the ceremonies and traditions that are weddings, I’m always on the lookout for those little moments between couples that reveal the depth of the emotion they feel toward each other. They are easy to find, because on the day you say “I do” your emotions are overflowing and become actions that express the love you feel. But when I see an elderly couple – a grandmother and grandfather, for example – in attendance, I look to find signs of how well their love has worn. In this moment during a ceremony this past summer that answer was clear when I looked at two hands that had held each other for years. Sometimes the best examples people set for their kids and grandkids come without words. And sometimes, the best photos only require just enough information to tell a larger story.

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