[ hero ] personal. ri.

every wedding has an impact on me. i get to witness a union at the very beginning knowing [usually] just the two main characters. i see their closest friends and family gather and rejoice in their love. i watch as they interact and embrace sharing in each other's joy. i get to hear funny, heartwarming, emotional and touching speeches. i sometimes cry at these funny, heartwarming, emotional, and touching speeches. it changes me. recently i had the honor to photograph a wedding of a purple heart hero. the love and strength between this couple is awe inspiring. the speeches that night i will never forget. i have no words to describe the impact it has left on me.

i am so thankful for our soldiers. they are a true inspiration. they are true heroes. thank you to all our veterans for your sacrifice, strength and courage!