Rylie & Josh Olson
Capturing a young couples's marriage is such an honor for me and it takes me back to when I got married 18 years ago. I got married at nineteen. I was, for all intents and purposes, a teenage wife. I did not get pregnant. and my husband was a US Marine at the time. I happen to take the long route to getting things done. At 22 I had my first child and completed college by 25. So one could say I did everything backwards. I don’t fit into the stereotype that so many people want to put me into; therefore, when I have the pleasure of shooting young couple's wedding, I always tell them not to listen to others who happen to be judgmental of their age thinking that because you are young your marriage will fail. That is not the case and when you know you have met your soulmate, why let it go?
I think this world is filled with way too much judgement and way too many expectations of how we live our lives. Marriage will always be hard and it’s definitely harder doing it in your 20’s. We are not promised tomorrow and sometimes we put up things thinking that the time is not right or just because of what others may say or think.
To all those young mature couples thinking about getting married, do what makes you happy and what fulfills your life. It is essential to be open, understanding, and accepting of how others live their lives. There are challenges in life no matter what. It’s up to you to make your choices because at the end of the day, you have to live with the life you’ve created so build something you’re proud of. And if you want, build it with someone you makes you happy, no matter how old you are. Age is nothing but a number.
This beautiful couple was so sweet. What I loved the most about their wedding was their first look. It was emotional and the sweetest thing I have ever seen.