Michaela & Caleb | Germantown, Ohio Wedding Engagement Photographer

You, my dear friend, will be a bride for one day, but you will, with God’s grace and your own very hard work, be a wife to this man every day for the rest of your life. Being a bride is super-fun, but it pales in comparison to the thrill and beauty of being a part of one of the truly great partnerships, like my grandparents. Make your love story one worth telling. Make it one worth living, every day, as long as you both shall live.
— Shauna Niequist, A Blessing for a Bride

Today I've been drinking Shauna's always-hitting-me-with-inspiration-confetti, soul-piercing words with my first and second cup of black coffee; and with my third, expectantly and tearfully writing a speech for my Maid/Matron-of-Honor toast. It's hard to believe that my baby sister, my best friend since her birth, is getting married.

On Saturday...

...at seven p.m., the beginning of the goldenest hour they'll have ever basked in, they'll be committing their hearts to each other for the rest of their lives.

In my heart, this moment is too deep for any words I know how to speak; but I do feel them, and the words that I feel are etched in my soul; (I just hope I know how to translate them by Saturday),

...for now, frames from their engagement session. ♥