Carlos & Eunice - Southeast Idaho Wedding Photographer

Just over a week ago I had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful family shortly after they were sealed.  Carlos & Eunice have been married for 4 years, and were finally able to go to the temple together.  Eunice wore a gorgeous wedding gown, and as I asked her about her dress, she shared the most touching story with me that made me love them even more.
With her permission, I would like to share their story with any who view their photos.

In the summer of 2009, Eunice and Carlos were preparing for their August wedding.  She had purchased her dress and was preparing the other details of their big day when they had a life changing event.  Over Memorial weekend in May, on their way home from 4-wheeling in Terreton, they were in a terrible roll-over accident.  They had to be extracted from their totalled vehicle and the two of them were air lifted to EIRMC (the hospital in Idaho Falls) where they spent 4 days recovering from their accident.  Their injuries included head trauma which lead to terrible head aches, balance issues and difficulty walking, leg numbness (which persisted for a couple years after the accident), and various lacerations.  When I asked Eunice about it, she said "through it all I do feel blessed.  Heavenly Father's biggest gift to me was that to this day I don't remember any part of the accident."  Upon discharge, they determined that because Carlos didn't have any health insurance, they would forgo their plans for a big wedding and use that money to pay their medical bills.  They went down to the courthouse on July 2, 2009 with Eunice's daughter Ally and got married before a judge.  Her gorgeous wedding dress has been sitting in her closet all these years.

Carlos joined the church just over 1 year ago, and they didn't waste any time getting to the temple.  So here they are, 4 years later, being sealed for all eternity.  Eunice was able to wear her gorgeous dress and be sealed to the man she loves.  She has the most kind, genuine and sincere heart of anyone I've ever met (and that is no exaggeration).  Through all of the trials she has had in her life, she has been able to look past them all with gratitude in her heart for her Heavenly Father and his plan for her.  In an email we exchanged after their wedding, she shared this quote with me:

"When you are compelled to give up something 
or when things that are dear to you are withdrawn from you, 
know that this is your lesson to be learned right now.  
But know also that, as you are learning this lesson, 
God wants to give you something better."
- Elder F. Enzio Busche

Eunice - thank you for your example and the sweet spirit you are.  I feel so privileged to have been able to be involved in such a special day in your family's life.  Thank you for inspiring me, and for allowing me to share your incredible story with others.  I wish you and your family all the very best in your eternal journey ahead.  

Besties - Rexburg Couples Session

Hannah & LJ are two of my very favorite people in this world!  My husband and I have never laughed as much as we have with these two!  We are all excited to be graduating this semester and moving on with our lives, but are quite sad to be moving away from some of our very best friends! :(  But I have no doubt this will not be the last we see of them though!  There will definitely be some couples vacations in our future! 

LOVE YOU TWO!!!!!!! 

**I apologize for the weird editing.  I'm still trying to load all of my old actions onto my new computer and I seem to have misplaced my most frequently used actions!  Now I'm having to play around with re-learn to edit! :S **


Love Notes

It's been over a year since I shot Tracen's Valentines Day "Kissing Booth" pictures...
and it's been several months since Alana sent me this "Love Note"... 
but I figure it's better late than never to share these sweet little notes from the amazing 
people and friends I get to work with! 

Thanks Alana!  I am so grateful for your friendship and to have you as my neighbor! 
Love you! YBIMH!