We can't get over this beautiful styled shoot at Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham with real couple John and Kashia, photographed by Jennifer Lourie Photography.
The photographer says:
This stylized shoot was inspired by the beauty of Whatcom Falls. I went with a color palette that represented the greens and blues we would encounter while photographing. Kashia and John were amazing in adventuring around this beautiful park, and willing to try anything once! This photoshoot fell close to their one-year anniversary, and it was such a joy to see the everlasting love in their eyes when they looked at each other.
Ask the couple:
What do you feel keeps your relationship strong after time?
Spirituality, communication, kindness and openness. We are aware that hard times are ahead of us, as they are for everyone. But we choose to be positive and aware of one another's feelings, thoughts and concerns. Sure we mess up, get angry and argue, as most couples do. We have just found our way to always forgive and never go to bed angry.
How did you know that he or she was the one for you?
John: My wife's soul is beguilingly easy to understand, but only to me. This is because we both feel we are the same person. I was half a soul before her, in the "now " we have become a one.
Kashia: I knew he was the one for me once he met my boys. I could see so much love in his eyes for them and I knew I could genuinely trust him with our happiness. It wasn't only the boys, but also the way he made me feel. He is my twin soul, my best friend. He was someone I could be 100 percent me around because it felt like we had always known me.
Do you have any advice for future brides in their relationship or for their wedding?
Kashia: For the wedding I'd advise that you keep your expectations realistic and take the time to do your research on great deals and DIY projects. And most importantly don't stress! It's honestly not all about you, but your family and friends too. Keep it in prospective, the decor and cake are meaningless compared to the HUGE leap forward you are taking with the love of your life. That's what's most important, so remember to enjoy it. Once you wake up on the morning of the big day, let everything else go.
In relationship advice I'd say to make sure you truly love all of one another (good, bad and ugly), because it's the key to your "happy ever after." Work on communication and forgiveness. Once you work through an issue leave it in the past, and move forward. And most importantly do whatever it takes to never go to bed angry.