In Potsdam kennt man sie als die @kruemelfee, die ihre Kunden mit kreativen und tollen Kuchen, Torten, Cupcakes oder anderen Naschereien zu verschiedensten Anlässen versorgt. Doch auch die Krümelfee hat mal Feierabend... und so traf ich sie gestern mit ihrem Sascha für ein paar gemeinsame Aufnahmen im Neuen Garten am Heiligen See.
I am so incredibly happy for Nolan and Kristin (@salikris2) who said their vows this past weekend! Nolan and I go back to the days when I was an engineer (yup, another typical engineer turned photographer here 🙄) and it was such a pleasure to be a part of their awesome day!!!
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It's a weird thing as an adult to do what you do for a living on the same streets you grew up taking to school or to church or to your city-league basketball games.
It's strange to see old classmates and their parents through your new, adult eyes. It's strange to be 25 and be in the same room with people who have known you for almost 20 years - over the course of so much development and change. But it is also incredibly sweet.
Katie and Jordan have been dating since our junior year of high school - that was 8 years ago, folks. They've waited for each other longer than most people would ever even consider, and it is a sweet, sweet thing.
After they said their I-do's and we finished up their portraits, I jumped in my car to head to the reception. An incredible sunset filled the sky on an evening that the weatherman said was destined for rain. I turned my radio up, and the song "17" by Cross Canadian Ragweed filled the air. The end of the chorus says "you're always 17 in your hometown". I had to laugh. The lyrics of that song are far too true for me...and 17 wasn't really a good year. I find it pretty difficult to be back in the place where I stumbled through adolescence before graduating and moving on to start again.
But this weekend I wasn't 17. And neither were Katie and Jordan. We were all grown up. Time had passed. The stars had aligned, and it was FINALLY time for these two to move forward into the next chapter of their lives... ...and I got to see it. I got to be there. To celebrate. To praise the Lord with and for them.
I can't name too many things that I thought were "true" in high school that I still believe are true now, but one thing is for certain. Since the age of 17, Katie and Jordan have loved each other. God has sustained that love for almost a decade, and eight years later they are man and wife. That is amazing.
Praise God. 🏻