Oh gosh, where do I begin? These two individuals have literally been a godsend to Jonathan and I. Though we have a ridiculous amount of mutual friends and acquaintances, we didn’t officially meet Drew + Alyssa until July 2011 at a wedding I was photographing. They had us at “hello” and life hasn’t been the same since!

The fact that they have only been present in our lives for the past 18 months really boggles our minds. “How have we only known each other for this long??” is something we often catch ourselves wondering! We have shared numerous meals, games, late nights and dance parties. Alyssa and I have drank way too much coffee together and traveled hundreds of miles for adventures near and far. We share similar values, interests and life goals. These two are both such an encouragement to us – spiritually, emotionally and with life in general.

I recently heard someone describe their friends as “champions” of their relationship. And you know what, I think that is the perfect description for Drew + Alyssa. These two really are champions – for their marriage, for our marriage and for others’ marriages – and that is a BEAUTIFUL thing. I believe without a shadow of a doubt that they were placed in our lives to be two of our champions – to fight for us, to encourage us and to have a crap-ton of fun together. I am beyond grateful and humbled that God would choose to place such an incredible couple in our lives.

So, today, I get to share with you some of my favorites images, ever. ;) These are the images from a rainy, chilly, autumn day when we ran around town celebrating love, marriage and friendship. Drew + Alyssa wanted their session not just to be about photos, but about the two of them. We spent a significant amount of time figuring out what the session would look like and determined, it was going to look be full of “normal” activities for them – drinking coffee in the living room, getting fancy for a date at the park or the pub, and being casual for an evening around the neighborhood. We started as the sun rose and finished as the sun set. It was a magical day and I was honored to capture this time in their lives. :)

Annnnd so, because these two are always up for anything, I’m switching it up and sharing a slideshow… with one of their favorite songs. Enjoy!

drew + alyssa // married! from jennanibal on Vimeo.

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