True story: Before Whitney started taking our pictures, I never liked photos of myself. I also had exactly ZERO framed pictures of Taido and me in our house.
Now I have them all over our room. If you walked into our bedroom, you might feel like it is a shrine to our life as a couple. It might even be a little weird.
But here’s the thing:
It is good for me. When I get mad, walk upstairs and slam the door (hypothetically), and there’s a picture of us together or one of Taido looking at me like he kind of likes me, it is hard to stay mad.
Sometimes, on rainy days (in weather and in life), I might tell myself that we aren’t happy. But these pictures remind me that deep down, we are. Of course you can fake a picture, but still, I know the truth when I look at these.
I know that we have been in love for a long, long time.
And we have years to go yet. Adventures to live and hardships to overcome. Together.
I also love my pictures of just the kids.
Though they fight like tiger cubs a lot of time, when I see these images, I think,
These guys can be a team when they want to be.
One day, when they grow up and live apart, I hope that they will come back to hold each others’ hands and encourage one another. I pray that they will cheer each other on in life.
I know they will be siblings for their whole lives, but I also hope that they will be forever friends.
Whitney Loibner is a local Little Rock photographer, who also LOVES to travel. She specializes in shooting families, newborns, kids, couples, weddings and individual portraits. I especially love her ideas for styled couple shoots. See her most recent one here. She also recently guest blogged at the Chino House on What to Wear for Your Family Photos.