I met Ben and Alika about a year ago through mutual friends. I think we initially connected so well because we were kinda going through the same process of preparing for a wedding, and a destination one at that. Weddings are tough to plan but having friends that can help you along the way and support you in the decisions that you make helps a ton!
Alika and Ben's love story is unique and has taught me that love can grow in the most unexpected and unprecedented ways. Sometimes we have the idea of the "perfect one" in our mind and we are caught by surprise when the person we end up spending our lives with is not what we expect them to be. I've learned that it's important in life to always keep our hearts and minds open to new possibilities because we never know where we might end up, and who we will meet along the way.
Aside from all that, I especially love hanging out with these two because they are just plain hilarious. They seriously crack me up. We had so much fun shooting that weekend, despite the freezing and insanely windy weather (yes, I know the photos look like they were taken in a hot summer day....). Kudos to Alika for embracing every cold wind that blew her way. I'm so glad that our paths crossed and that I got to capture their sweet moments for them. I can't wait to see the good things that God will do in both of your lives :)