Maryland Engagement | Family Affair

posted June 9, 2015 category Becoming Family

I’m blessed to have generational friendships in my life. My dad has been best friends with the same guy for over 50 years. Conveniently, they got married within a year of each other and had kids during the same season of life. Between the two families, there were six kids in six years. By some miracle, we’re all still in touch and consider each other family.

My friend, who my kids call Aunt Debbi, is part of small group of friends that gathers at our house every week for dinner, wine, and conversation. A few years ago, Rich walked into our lives through our friend Derek. Rich dove right in–holding nothing back.

For years, Rich and Debbi were “just friends.” Then, we all went camping together last summer and everything changed.

A couple months ago, in our living room, among 6 squealing kids, Rich got down on one knee and sealed the deal.

It was an honor to spend the afternoon with them, recently, to capture some of their love on camera.

Patrick will stand up next to Rich in a couple months, and all the kids have special roles in the wedding. It’s going to be a big day for the whole family.

We love you guys!


One Response to Maryland Engagement | Family Affair

  1. Congratulations to such a Lovely couple. Wishing you much love and happiness.

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