We were in the middle of our first dance and had valiantly been trying to be romantic and keep our cool. But eventually we surrendered to our genuine, irreverent nature and I just couldn’t handle the lovey-dovey-ness of it all. It was a moment of pure partnership on a crazy day, giving into who we were and how we did life. I love how close we are in the picture and how we’re clearly just having a moment of fun together.
LOOKING AT THE PHOTO NOW, I AM SO ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT WE STILL LAUGH THAT WAY, WITH ME LEANING INTO MICHAEL OUT OF WEAKNESS FROM LAUGHING AT A RIDICULOUSLY OFF-COLLAR JOKE HE TOLD OR SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OUR 4-YEAR OLD SAID IN PUBLIC.
Our true natures haven’t changed all that much and that makes me happy. Originally I was drawn to the photos that featured us in a more staged setting because wedding photos are one of the few times you get all dolled up and can be a bit narcissistic. I remember checking The Image is Found blog on our honeymoon to see if any pictures had been posted yet and just being amazed that those people were us. But as time has gone on, it’s the photos that tell our story that have found their way closer to my heart.
- Nellie and Michael -