Over the past few years, I've had the pleasure of photographing many beautiful couples on one of the most spectacular days of their lives. During this time, I've spent countless hours of thinking about who The Shaina Lee Bride and The Shaina Lee Couple truly are. What are their interests? What's their wedding style? What is their outlook on love and life? In asking myself these questions, one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn quotes kept circling around in my head:
This quote is how I imagine my couples feel about marriage. I hold these words near and dear to my heart because it's how I view my love and life with Arturo. As wonderful as our wedding day was, our marriage is even more amazing! We spent months planning a wedding together, but now we have the rest of our lives to grow and learn from each other. In the almost two years we've been married, our bond continues to strengthen everyday. He's my best friend and my soulmate. I love living life side by side with him.
The Shaina Lee Bride is inspired by the iconic and timeless styles of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and the like.
She has a partner and soulmate who she couldn't imagine her life without.
She eagerly said 'yes' when she was surprised with a wedding proposal by her love.
She anticipates the joy of her wedding day, but is even more excited to share a life with her future spouse.
She meticulously plans out the details of her wedding day, from the flowers to the invitations to her gown.
She knows that classic trumps trendy.
She imagines exchanging life promises with her future spouse in front of family, friends and loved ones.
She dreams about their life together in 5, 10, even 50 years from now.
The Shaina Lee Bride knows that her wedding day is only the beginning of a beautiful adventure with the one she loves.
The Shaina Lee Couple is made up of two fun and authentic people who are truly, madly, deeply in love.
They're best friends and have a love for style and details with a timeless taste.
They want a beautiful wedding day, with a breathtaking venue where they'll exchange their vows to each other, surrounded by gorgeous details.
Their love is built upon a strong foundation of friendship. It is unbreakable.
They believe in long-time love and growing old together.
They'll flip through their wedding album, reminiscing about their wedding day, and see where time has brought them and their marriage.
The Shaina Lee Couple dreams of a beautiful life together filled with unconditional love which lights the fire in their hearts.
As I think about my past and current Shaina Lee Brides, I realize the reason I've become so close with many of them is because we share a common view on love and marriage. When I hear my couples talk about the love they share, and how no one else in the world makes them feel the way their partner does, I can easily relate because I feel the same way about Arturo.
I cannot wait to witness many others exchange vows and shed tears of happiness with them. I look forward to sharing marriage advice with my couples-turned-friends. I eagerly await celebrating wedding days, marriages and anniversaries along future Shaina Lee Couples for years to come!