Saturday was the beautiful wedding of Josh & Kayla. What a joy to be part of such wonderful events as weddings. It’s even more of a joy to be part of a wedding when you know the couple personally!
Kayla’s mom and I have been friends for many years. I’ve seen Kayla grow and mature into the beautiful young woman she is today and what a wonderful thing it is to see her meet and marry the man of her dreams.
Kayla and Josh first met when Kayla’s cousin was dating Josh. About 9 months after her cousin and Josh parted ways, Josh and Kayla began texting each other. With approval from her cousin, the relationship blossomed and grew and eventually they realized God was bringing them together and they were headed for marriage.
Josh was able to surprise Kayla with the proposal and, in spite of his aversion to high places, took her to a beautiful place called Deception Pass on Whidbey Island. He dropped to one knee and asked her to be his for life. She was surprised but, of course, said “YES!”
Kayla loves that Josh is protective of her and has a gentle heart. When Kayla shared about her beloved Grandma Gail’s passing, Josh shed tears alongside Kayla, showing her how much he cared about the things that matter to her. Josh loves Kayla’s huge heart that she freely shares with those around her. He loves her unconditional love given to others.
Josh and Kayla, it was an immense joy and honor to photograph your special day. My prayer for you is that you will always remember the freshness of your early days together and that, as you walk through the seasons of marriage and life, you will put God first in your marriage and that you will choose to love even when you may not feel like it.
Congratulations to you both!