I asked my really good friend Elena to do photos of derrick and I for our 8 year anniversary. The last time Derrick and I had photos taken together (minus kids) was on our wedding day. July 14th, 2001.

I won’t lie and say that we’ve always been in love and it’s always been easy. Marriage has been one of the toughest things I’ve ever endured. Not that my husband isn’t perfect (love you honey!) but when two people live together and share E V E R Y T H I N G. it gets tough sometimes.  Together (and with God’s help) we have endured moving over eight times, having three kids, multiple separations (due to him being in the Army) and countless silly arguments over who gets the remote. 😉

I’m five quadrillion times more in love with him now than I was on the day we got married.

Words don’t even express how much I love this man.

But maybe a few pictures can show you how I feel about him.


We got all dressed up for these photos and I had a blast getting my hair and make up done. Yes, this is not the “normal” me, but a girl needs to get all gussied up every once in awhile.  I even wore heels!!


check out this model pose. BOOYAAAA!


He still makes me laugh.

A lot.


I loves him.


okay so it’s totally weird for me to see myself with hot red lips, but I’m in love with this photo.


Elena I can’t thank you enough for being a great friend and for taking our photos!! I can wait for your session with you and your hubby!!!