Today’s wedding story is like nothing I’ve ever shared before. Every couple’s story is unique and beautiful, but this one holds a special place in my heart. Amy and Josh were married in 2004. Six years ago they had a beautiful girl named Gabriella. They divorced a few years later, but remained committed to being a family. So committed, that they began working through their relationship hurdles with new eyes. They began to recommit to each other.
One year later, I got a call from Amy. She told me their story, and I cried when we hung up the phone. Marriage and parenthood might be two of the most rewarding things in life, but likewise, they are also two of the most difficult. Choosing to accept another person for who they are, and the willingness to admit when you are wrong, might just be the key to every great relationship. I was so honored to be present for this historic family moment at Boston City Hall, when Gigi got to watch her parents say, “I do.” That’s something most of us never get to do. Not only was she the ring bearer, she got to plug her ears for the mushy parts. If you’re wondering if I was crying behind the camera, you’re probably right.
Please take a moment to treat yourself to Amy, Josh and Gabriella’s story of a brand new union at City Hall last month. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Karen is an award-winning, Boston-based photographer specializing in documenting and preserving family history. You can see more of her work online at www.kkpforlife.com, on Instagram or on Facebook. If you’d like to contact her directly, you can find her at firstname.lastname@example.org.