I met Quyen years ago when we attended church together. She was warm and kind and funny, the kind of person you could meet and immediately want to have be your friend. She has a way about her of making people feel valued. After we'd gone to church together for a couple years, she moved to Hawaii to teach and be a part of a neat church community there. She's been serving in various capacities, taking opportunities to care for people and be in relationship. We've all been waiting and hoping for her to meet that special someone. A few months ago, when I saw some facebook pictures go up on her page where she was tagged with this grinning guy named Carl, I gasped and said to Ben, "Ahhhhh, I think Quyen's met someone special." They knew it right away too and it didn't take very long before we saw pictures of a ring on her finger.
When I got an email from Quyen telling me they were coming to Tacoma to be married and would I possibly consider doing their wedding pictures, it took me two seconds to make an exception as a family photographer to do some wedding photography for her. YESSSSSSS!
We met up a week before the wedding and I was so blessed by the way that they truly fit together. He is crazy in love with her and seeing the settled sweetness in her was amazing. When God puts people together, it is well worth the wait. I hope you can see the connection, respect and deep love they have for each other in these pictures. Though Quyen has always been so pretty, seeing her so loved and loving Carl in return has added another layer of beautiful to her.
Carl and Quyen, thank you for letting me document your miracle. Can't wait to share your wedding photos...soon!