Courtney and Jeffrey have been blissfully married for 1 year. They celebrated this one year anniversary, among other things, by gifting themselves a marriage anniversary portrait session in an undisclosed spot nestled in an enchanted forest in Southern California.
We asked this couple:
How did you meet? Tell us your story!
From Courtney: Our meeting was very random and unplanned. If you had said during our introduction that we were meeting our future spouse, I am pretty certain neither of us would have believed it. However, when we met through my husband’s cousin, who is a good friend of mine, there was an instant attraction which quickly blossomed into love. It was during our first date five years ago that we became completely inseparable.
What do you love about each other?
Courtney: What I love most about Jeffrey is his heart. Words can’t describe exactly what I mean, but fond memories of my husband at his worst, me at mine, and the continuing love, support and loyalty he has shown throughout the toughest of times brings a smile to my face. He is truly one of a kind… he is my best friend and my hero.
Jeffrey: I love my wife’s adventurous spirit and outgoing, loving personality. Her smile lights up a room and can melt my heart. I married my best friend and love of my life.
What have you learned over your years of marriage?
Courtney: Although we have only been married for one year, we have been in each other’s lives for over five. Our dedication and marriage to one another has and continues to teach us patience, understanding and kindness. It is easy to become upset and selfish in our reactions, it is much more difficult to take a step back and put the other’s feelings before our own. However, through patience, understanding and kindness, we become enlightened to a new understanding and appreciation of one another. We have learned we can speak kindly to each other rather than argue, forgive one another instead of harbor ill feelings… but most importantly, we have learned we will never be perfect and our relationship will always be a work in progress.