Meet Corina & David, a fun, playful, Hawaii couple, who happen to be high school sweethearts. We met at the Pier for a creative, natural light, portrait session at the beach. Corina was immediately endearing, sweet, and adorable! David was good natured, charming, and easy going. All in all a fantastic, colorful combination. Corina actually entered a Valentine’s Day contest I put on in February, where each couple was required to submit a photograph and a mini essay detailing why I should choose them for a free portrait session. Here is an excerpt from what she said, “David and I have been together since we were 17 and in High School. We moved to Hawaii about 8.5 years ago and got married 5 years ago. We have been together for 15 years, but we fall in love with eachother more everyday.”
Something about enduring love gets me every time. The type of love that perseveres through obstacles, celebrates victories together, and holds your hand whether everything is cloudy grey or sunshiny yellow. The type of love that remains even if the other person changes, for better or worse. I’m a big fan of the type of love that can’t be bought with expensive unoriginal gifts, or the perfect Hollywood romantic comedy words every single time. Don’t get me wrong, I like big, bold, grand gestures of romance – European trips, songs written for you, bathtubs with candle light and Frank Sinatra playing, but I also like ordinary, everyday love. The type of love that comes home and says, “You look pretty” (when really, you know that 3 day bed head, I’ve had the flu, I thought I wasn’t going to make it look you’ve got going on isn’t pretty, not at all, in fact it’s a little rough, lol.) Or perhaps it’s the type of love that goes to the store at 10 pm at night when you have a chocolate chip cookie craving. I like the love that holds you close and dear after you’ve had a baby and you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror, with 38 extra pounds on her small frame. I like the love that kisses you good bye every morning.
I like seeing other couples succeed. It makes me happy. There is something so beautiful and rare when you commit to someone, daily choose them, and patiently discover the ins and outs of their soul. I’m thrilled you two have each other to grow old with.
So from one 5-year married couple to another – Happy 5 year wedding anniversary!! Wishing you both all the joy in the world.