(pictured above – us with our three boys Micah (banjo), Tyler (trombone), and Zion (mini guitar).
We’ve been married for nineteen years and telling wedding stories for a living for thirteen. This not only means we’re old enough to remember MC Hammer, slap bracelets, and POG’s. It also means we’ve lived enough life to know that our wedding day was just the first page of a much larger story – our marriage. This story has seen us welcome three boys into our family, experiencing every joy and sleepless night that comes with that as they’ve grown through childhood and into adolescence. We’ve lost family members. We are well acquainted with the “day in/day out” that is normal adulthood.
What have we learned? That marriage matters. The mundane Tuesday mornings with their routines and forgettable details – matter. The highest highs: vacations, laughter so hard your stomach hurts, closeness, peace, and joy – matter. And the lows: grief and sadness and hurt, as much as we hate living through those – they matter too. Your marriage begins on your wedding day, with the people that are closest to you. And these images will be the first heirlooms you have as you set out on this life together. They will be the photos your kids look at, the ones you go to when you’ve had a massive fight and need to keep the faith, and they will comfort you when you keep the vow “till death do us part..”
Moments in your marriage matter. And these moments on your wedding day matter. Knowing this, we always seek to make images that will be meaningful and tell the truth of who you and your loved ones were long after today’s wedding fads expire. This is the first page of your story. Your loved ones are the people who have brought you here. We believe we were made to tell it and we are certain you’re going to love these for decades.
Jeremy & Ash Parsons