April 26, 2009

Show and Tell


This is--and, God willing, will be--the only paparazzo shot taken of me in my life.

In the hours before the busy-ness and bustle of our wedding, Todd and I spent some time alone together in the courtyard where the ceremony would take place. We talked and laughed and mostly just grinned giddily at each other. Cheesy romantic that he is, Todd sang me a song he had written on his guitar.

Unbeknownst to the two of us, one of the photographers stole behind some bushes and snuck a few shots. They are some of my favorites from the day. No posing, no awareness of being seen. Just us.

Yesterday we went out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our anniversary was actually a few weeks ago--8 years on the 8th--but the logistics of babysitting and such pushed our celebration out a bit. I am not terribly sappy and neither of us makes much fuss about our anniversary. But it is so good once a year to step back and remember how we began, to be grateful for where we have come. To have found somene who shares your mind on parenting and career, on God and purpose, on marriage and partnership, is a lucky thing indeed. And like that afternoon in the courtyard, like across the restaurant table last night, worthy of a little giddy grinning now and then.

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11 comments:

jbondsgirl said...

Oh! You two look so beautiful. Good for your photog for having the presence of mind to help you capture that special memory. Happy Anniversary! May there be many more happy years to come.

xoxo
Flicka

mama2roo said...

you should send your photographer a little thank you note! Beautiful, almost looks like a painting! And looks so current even from 8 years ago.

congrats on your wedding anniversary and congrats that you guys still have a little "thing" for one another! ;)

Lollipop Goldstein said...

That is a fantastic picture. It captures such joy with each other. Happy anniversary again :-)

Lori said...

It's a wonderful photo of a precious moment.

Happy belated anniversary!

mayhem said...

Happy anniversary! It is a beautiful photo.

Mr. Shelby said...

What a fantastic picture! Happy anniversary.

Mr. Shelby

C Lo said...

*sniff sniff* so sweet!

lassie said...

What a great shot! Looks like it could be a movie poster!

Heather (PNR) said...

We spent most of our wedding budget on the photographer. And have never regretted it! :)

luna said...

what a wonderful show and tell and beautiful moment. my favorite shots are always the unposed, unscripted moments captured as a glimpse in time.

Lori said...

What an authentic and beautiful photo...and post. Thanks for sharing!

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