It was a bright, sunny day. As I watched Alia, Matt, Greison, and Vera walk into the Rose Garden entrance, I could only marvel at how quickly time passes. I’d known Matt and Alia since 2007, well before they dated, when we all worked for the Elysian Brewing Company. In 2007, Greison had still been learning to walk, but today was almost as tall as me. And Vera, with her golden locks and deep blue eyes… hadn’t she been born yesterday?
Matt and Alia had been 2 of my favorite to work with during the years of bartending, and one of the cutest couples to watch blossom. Their relationship has been an inspiration to me, a reminder to continue loving, growing, and intentional in our approach to our loved ones. They have a beautiful, tightly-knit clan, and it was an honor when they asked me to photograph their family.