When you meet the person your heart longs for, the moment you fall in love, it’s magical; for Emily & Derek it’s plain to see how deep their love is. When I started photographing these two, I noticed how gentle Derek was with Emily; from the way he touched her cheek or held her hand, he reached out to her with such a pure, quiet love it gave me goosebumps. It was surreal capturing their wedding day portraits at the National Cathedral in DC and to be able to celebrate not only their marriage, but their little girl who will be arriving this spring. Life is overwhelming and challenging, but I know these two share a deep love for one another that will stand true and strong. I wish them nothing but smiles, happy tears and more beautiful moments together.