Emilie & Ryan are a great example of never giving up. They both liked each other on and off through middle school and it wasn’t until the end of high school that they started dating. Then Emilie flew to India to serve for six months. Then Ryan went away to play baseball at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and Emilie was at the University of New Hampshire. A year later she joined him at Canisius. A few months after graduating, Ryan asked Emilie to marry him under their tree. The same tree that years earlier, they sheltered under during their first date.
Ryan and Emilie have been two of my favorite friends throughout high school and beyond. Ryan and I don’t always sound like we’re friends but underneath all the banter and teasing we really don’t hate each other. 😉 and Emilie is one of those amazingly kind, selfless and beautiful friends that everyone should have. She always makes me smile even if I started out crying.
I’m beyond excited to see these two get married and I’m so honored that they asked me to photograph their upcoming wedding this May.