In love, you find a home in another. And one day, if you’re lucky enough, you get to build one together — to pour in every wish and hope your hearts could ever muster, to fill it with laughter and cozy mornings and slow dances in the kitchen, and you, and them, and a lifetime of life well loved. And it all starts with moving in.
A word from photographer, Monica Alberty:
“Amanda and John wanted to celebrate their anniversary in their new home they recently moved into. For me, I have always loved the simplicity of doing an in-home session and was so excited they wanted to do one. To me it makes sense that a couple can be their most relaxed where they feel most at home. The lighting had not been in my favor that day, but I chose to stick with film and trust my instincts. Film never ceases to amaze me and the session just feels so romantic and timeless. If they can look back on these images in 50 years and still love them like they do now, then I did my job.”
Love notes from the couple, John & Amanda:
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
Amanda: “We met in college in 2012 when John was DJing at a party. We both share a love for music, so there was instant chemistry. Love at first sight is so rare, but that’s exactly what it was for us. We spent almost every day with each other ever since the night we met.”
What is your favorite thing about each other?
John: “My favorite things about Amanda are her beauty, her brains, her sense of humor & her style. My life, priorities & outlook on life changed forever when I met her.”
Amanda: “My favorite things about John are his intelligence, his electric personality, his blue eyes & his wild sense of humor. He’s the best man I know.”
What is the most important thing in your marriage?
“Humor. We honestly laugh so hard together. Nothing better than cracking jokes all day with your best friend. Don’t take life too seriously, happiness is what truly matters.”
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
“Never stop doing the things you loved to do together in the beginning of your relationship no matter how your lives change over the years. Go to the rowdy music festival that you are probably too old to be at, travel as much as you can to experience other cultures, drink too much wine together, be lazy for the day…”