The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.
Such an amazing quality to see in a young couple. Katie and Casey are recent college graduates starting their adult lives in the best way possible: together. They met sophomore year at an on-campus Christian club, became fast friends, and then started dating their junior year. I love that they started their relationship as friends. When you meet them it is obvious they have a very loving and relaxed repoire with one another. There is this unity to their relationship that just makes them work. I love couples like that! Of course it makes my job easier, but it also makes being around them so dang fun. It reminds me of how joyous it is to fall in love and discover your soulmate. I know how amazing marriage is and I just get giddy when I think of what is in store for them. The experiences and feelings that make you fall head over heals with your spouse all over again. The way you can just love someone that much after so many years.
While at school in San Diego they purchased their vintage tandem beach cruiser together. Casey told me how he used to ride it to school to pick up Katie from class. I can picture the two of them cruising along the coast, wind blowing through their, big smiles spread across their faces. This tandem bike is so symbolic of their unity as a couple. The need to communicate and work together as a team to make the ride a success. The cruiser and the beach were important elements in their session. In our initial emails Katie mentioned they wanted the tandem bike to be a part of the session. All I could think was “Yes please!!” I am always up for a challenge and a two seater bike was right up my alley. Then I began to worry, was my vision of a vintage bicycle totally wrong? Would they wind up pulling a sporty, modern tandem bike out of their car? And that little voice of reason in my head reminded me, “Then you deal with it and embrace it!” Every situation provides you with an opportunity to learn something new. Therefore you can imagine my utter joy when out came this vintage, cherry red bike. I may or may have done a little happy dance.
Casey and Katie I wish you a lifetime of happiness, of evenings at the dinner table sharing stories and laughter, of working together as a team to create the life you dreamed of, and of holding hands until you are old and grey.