The couple on the blog today is so special to us — and what’s even MORE special is that they are celebrating 10 years of marriage!! Garrett and Ashley are some of our dear friends (who we originally met two years ago because we shot their 8th anniversary session!!) and are a couple who’s marriage we are so thankful for because it has greatly impacted our own marriage!!
Garrett and Ashley got married when they were young (19 and 20) and they have been through so much together over the past ten years. Their story, like all of ours, is one of both growth and triumph. These two are full of wisdom and have shared some vulnerable parts of their story with us that has inspired us to continue pursuing God first in our own marriage. They are passionate about CHOOSING to love your spouse day in and day out, about being proactive in their marriage and always seeking ways to grow closer and deeper, and also about having FUN! They love to laugh and try new things together — speaking of, they are currently celebrating their 10 years by road-tripping around the southeastern United States as we speak!! No plans, no itinerary, just go with the flow and see where the trip takes them!
In our two years of really getting to know these two, the thing that I admire most about them is their friendship. Garrett and Ashley really are BEST friends. Their relationship is strong, built on Christ, fueled by teamwork, and perfected by the way they compliment each other! They have very different personalities (I’m laughing as I type this because they know this about themselves!!) but those differences make them SO strong. In getting to know them, I have personally seen firsthand how their differences build one another up because since these two respect each other SO much, they listen and ACT on when the other is giving feedback or challenging them to be a better version of themselves. That is hard to do but something I truly admire about these two!
For their 10 year anniversary session, I LOVE that these two wanted to take photos right where it all began. They don’t have a ton of photos from their wedding, so we did the session at the spot where they committed their lives to one another a decade ago. High Point Village in Ogema, WI (where these two grew up and first met!!) was an absolutely stunning backdrop with the windy roads, gorgeous lake, and miles (on miles!) of rolling fields! So perfect for the personality of this couple whose roots will always be out in the country where they grew up!
Enjoy some of our favorites from their session! G&A — you guys know how much we LOVE you! THANK YOU for allowing us to document this monumental time in your lives for you!!!!
Their sweet and TINY little pup, Daisy!! She had to make one photo : )
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