It was quiet and still. The sun was falling over the side of the rocky hill. The soft, golden light lit the edges of the boulders as they stood together in front of them. She leaned into him. He leaned into her. Their hands gently clutched each others faces as they shared a soft, sweet kiss. It was a moment of beautiful intimacy. It didn’t matter that their two adorable kids were sitting on the next boulder over playing on our phones. It didn’t matter that our camera shutters were clicking while capturing everything. In that moment, their focus was in only one place – on each other.
Our time with the Pearson family was something special. It was a session that marked us. Kacey and Chance are attractive, fashionable, and charming. Their two adorable kids, Swayze and Fox draw you in with their bright smiles and contagious joy! But the beauty and charisma of their sweet family of four isn’t what we walked away talking about.
Anyone dreaming of marriage should know this; marriage brings intimacy, joy, and happiness beyond belief! It also requires making the choice to stay connected and committed no matter what life may bring. The truth is, most marriages have at least one moment that can make or break that commitment. And by commitment, we are talking about the vow to love each other ‘for better or worse.’ They are words that are easy to repeat, and difficult to fulfill. It takes making intentional choices, even when they hurt, to love each other no matter what.
The most amazing thing about our time with Kacey and Chance, was seeing a couple choose to be an example of that to us. To acknowledge that things aren’t always easy, and to choose to love each other anyways. These two sweet souls had been through a challenging season when we met for their family session. But instead of giving into the difficulty, they chose instead to let God bring miraculous restoration and healing into their lives, their marriage, and their home. To surrender their own ambitions and plans for His. To allow Him room to supply them with what they needed to fulfill that commitment to each other.
Kacey and Chance, you have a beautiful family! Your kiddos are the sweetest and we loved seeing kindness, joy, and the love of Jesus in their eyes. We want you both to know that seeing you live out your love for one another has been an inspiration to us! You were there on our own wedding day when you did Erica’s makeup and gave her that ‘minimal-to-no-makeup’ look that is probably every makeup artist’s nightmare! You were there when God instilled a dream in Erica’s heart and a passion for photography, teaching her through your Flash Course and giving your time to allow her to shoot with you as you poured into her. You were there to give us the sweetest photos of our family after welcoming Paislee into the world. You’ve both given so much to us and others. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for you and your family, because we know it will be a place of the most wonderful joy you can imagine…because it will be right where He wants you to be.