This engagement session has been one of my favorites up to date. The weather was beautiful, the Abilene wind was on our side, and Morgan and Reed’s love was a joy to capture. I’ve known Morgan for a few years now and I remember casually stalking Reed’s facebook with her because she knew she was going to work with him at a camp in Summer of 2015. She told herself to not get her hopes up and that he could just be a great friend for her to have, but there was definitely some sparked interest. Alas, with their mutual desire to share the gospel and their fun, easygoing, joyful personalities, a beautiful relationship formed. If there was one word to encompass who Morgan and Reed are as individuals and as a couple, I would say kindness. They are both so kind to those they interact with, and they are consistently kind to each other as well. Reed will do anything to serve Morgan (often through Sonic drinks, which sometimes I get to mooch off of), and Morgan is a constant source of love, gentleness, and encouragement to Reed. They braved long distance for over a year (which I can relate to, because my husband and I were long distance for what felt like FOREVER), and now they’re finally together and getting married!
Morgan showed me this paragraph from one of Timothy Keller’s books that explains exactly what they strive for in their relationship and future marriage:
“The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once. The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us.”
Morgan and Reed are truly an amazing couple to know. I love that they are under no impression that marriage will be easy, but are ready and willing to fight for the challenges that will come. They are better together than apart and truly strive for their relationship to be a representation of God’s love for us. I’m so grateful to know couples like them, and get to capture their relationship as a photographer!
If you are recently engaged and are looking for someone to capture this sweet season of yours, contact me today 🙂