I am always deeply honored to be a part of all the weddings I photograph. However, Christina and Andrew’s wedding was extra special because I have known Christina for over three years. When I first moved my business into professional mode, she was one of the brave ones who let me take pictures of her for my new portfolio. Since I was a “stranger” offering a photo session for free, we met at a park for the photos. We have reflected on that time and laughed because she brought not one, but two friends along in case I was a weirdo! But in all seriousness, Christina and I have came a long way since then. I left my first career to become a full-time photographer, my marriage is more magical each day, and I now have an amazing eight-month old son. And as I write this, she has married the love of her life and today is actually the last day at her first serious job. Christina will be starting a new adventure at another company. This year has held so many defining moments for her and Andy. Life is always changing in the blink of an eye and taking her wedding photos was near and dear to me.