I had the pleasure of photographing Nicole and Matt’s wedding last weekend at Denner Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. During the ceremony, Nicole’s sister Ashley read a quote that caught my attention. As I get older and more married, I realize the value in simple wisdom. Guidelines I can live with; recommendations and rules I can choose to follow (or not) foster good habits and a respectful partnership. I like that.
She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.
– Bob Marley”