It’s late, and officially Thanksgiving (happy turkey day, yo) so I will keep this short and sweet. Rach and Jack make it easy… good on camera, good fun, good people. They completely balance each other out, which is good photographically, and relationship-ially (not a word, I’m over it). Silly and stoic make for a lot of fun as a photographer, and I could easily have made an entire blog post of outtakes and silly faces, which despite my usual tendency toward the stoic side of the fence, is something I would thoroughly enjoy. Balance. So much of life is about balance… so much about being a thankful person is about balance. You temper the bad with the good, you remember the whispering positive when the negative is screaming in your ear, you give when you really would rather take.

My friend Benj recently posted this on his Facebook, “Might seem obvious but one of the best things I think we can do as wedding photographers would be to place a high value on marriage.”

Indeed. I am thankful for my own marriage of almost 15 years at every wedding I photograph. The vows bring me right back to my pre-beard days of buying the ring, saying “with this wing” at the altar (still counts), picking out our first apartment. I’m thankful for people like Rach and Jack who keep me young and remind me how much a good marriage is something to be treasured and protected. So, right at this moment, I’m thankful for these two.



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