They said yes….. again! This beautiful couple has been through it all!  And yet, they said “yes” again! They started as most couples do, friends.  They progressed from friendship and blossomed into a beautiful couple.

matt_and_christina_before_1When they decided to tie the knot, there was no big ceremony or celebration.  Very few family and friends to watch as they committed their lives together.  In fact!  It was supposed to be a small, private ceremony with their pastor.  Then he invited the whole church!!  Because that wasn’t the intention, the family missed it!  (awwwwwe)

Here is what Christina had to say just five years ago…….

“I found the one my heart loves.”
Song of Solomon 3:4

“Five years ago today I was preparing myself to start a new journey with the man God had hand picked just for me.  Matt and I spent several months preparing and seeking God’s will in preparation that we might follow our hearts desire to spend a life time together. But we weren’t preparing for a wedding in a traditional matter. We instead took that time to prepare our hearts and our souls for what God had called us to do and grow in our love for each other.

As we celebrate our 5 year anniversary, I find myself reflecting on the example of astounding love my grandparents had for each other. The love and respect they had for each other makes me speechless, because there are no words to describe it. God knew what each of them needed in a soul mate. As their souls rest together now, they left a lasting impression on the relationships that surrounded them. The advise and words of wisdom will stay with me. But it is the image of them together; the way they looked at each other, the way they kissed, took care of each other, joked with each other, cuddled, laughed together, and the way their hands fit perfectly together, that will remain in my heart forever. Before she passed away, my grammie told me to love and respect my husband in everything we do, and to always love him first. I may not know what that means in all aspects of life yet…. but I know what lasting love looks like.

When I look at my husband I know this is what God meant by, “the one my heart loves”.”

Now that they were married and in the full swing of life and happiness, there was just one thing missing.  A baby.  They tried and tried to no avail.  For years, they planned to have a baby and it just wasn’t happening.  Their hearts full of love, overflowing and plenty to share.  Where was that little bundle of joy?

We meet Matt and Christina and became friends during her pregnancy.  It was after this photo session that we heard the heart felt story of their journey to conceive.  And it gave us hope!  It continues to give us and others hope every day!!

They said yes….. again!
They said yes….. again!

Sadee came into their lives like a hurricane of love and has been melting hearts ever since.

Christina says it best when Sadee was just a wee itty bitty baby…….
Christina says it best when Sadee was just a wee itty bitty baby…….
Christina says it best when Sadee was just a wee itty bitty baby…….

Christina says it best when Sadee was just a wee itty bitty baby…….

“As I sit in alone my daughters room, with worship music playing, surrounded by the cutest little girl clothes I have ever seen, I am overjoyed. I am overwhelmed by God’s grace to bless me with the experience of feeling my little girl kick and wiggle around as I rock her in my belly. I am in awe of the love I feel for her, and I can only imagine how God feels love for me. In this moment the peace and calm I feel is God’s hand telling me He is in control! I know this is not a dream, but the best blessing I ever could have dreamt! I can’t wait to meet this little one! But right now, in this moment, I am so thankful, so humbled, and so happy my heart is bursting.”

Ten years later, lots of seasons and a beautiful little girl, these two love birds brought family and friends together to say “yes”….. again.  With a little bit of planning, wearing the very dress she bought all those years ago but never got to wear, and with all the details that a wedding should have….. we give you Mr. & Mrs. Clark.

Congratulations you two!  We love you and we are blessed to have you in our lives.  You two are the example of love that every couple needs to glean from.   Here is to another 50 years!  Cheers!!


Did someone say cake fight??

Yes they did!!

Matt said no cake smashing.

Christina had other plans.

Either way….. we were ready!!

Thank you Matt and Christina for letting us be a part of your life, your wedding, and your family!  We love you to pieces!!

Mike + Jenn Photography