2017 Year of Us

Woah.

What a year it has been. There are no adequate words to describe how loved we feel after such an incredible year. We are grateful, full of joy, inspired, encouraged, humbled, and in awe of every moment- from the lowest moments to the triumphant moments. Thank you for being a part of our story. Thank you for supporting our dreams. We have compiled photos with short descriptors into moments from this year. We will never forget 2017. We hope you’ll continue to follow along on our journey in 2018; we’re hopeful + expectant. 

 

 January 1, 2017. Our first hike on the Appalachian Trail together. The AT will always be home.

January 1, 2017. Our first hike on the Appalachian Trail together. The AT will always be home.

 Our first road trip together. We went to Fort Lauderdale + Miami, Florida. Miles met my dad. We went to our first hockey game together. 

Our first road trip together. We went to Fort Lauderdale + Miami, Florida. Miles met my dad. We went to our first hockey game together. 

Gig life

The best of them all was when Miles' band opened up for one of their biggest influences, Streetlight Manifesto.

 April 2017. Our first photo session as Ash Eliza Photo. 

April 2017. Our first photo session as Ash Eliza Photo. 

Damascus, VA

Trail Days May 2017

Wilmington, NC

June 2017

Roan Mountain, Appalachian Trail

June 18, 2017

 Our engagement photos were done by an incredible human named  Anna Hedges .

Our engagement photos were done by an incredible human named Anna Hedges.

 Anna took these polaroids of us throughout our time together. We are forever grateful for them. We can't wait to look at them 50 years from now.

Anna took these polaroids of us throughout our time together. We are forever grateful for them. We can't wait to look at them 50 years from now.

 June 2017. Pittsburgh, PA.

June 2017. Pittsburgh, PA.

 Celebrating our engagement with our best humans, Jordan + Arthur. 

Celebrating our engagement with our best humans, Jordan + Arthur. 

First roll of film

June 2017

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Pacific Crest Trail

Washington on film

Denali National Park, AK

August 2017

 There's something magical about b+w film. Wouldn't you agree?

There's something magical about b+w film. Wouldn't you agree?

 September 6, 2017. I found my wedding dress.

September 6, 2017. I found my wedding dress.

Clarkesville, GA

We shot our first wedding on October 7, 2017.

Canton, GA

October 15, 2017. The day we became one.

 We wanted our day to be focused on Jesus + marriage. We kept everything small + simple. We were so blessed to have these humans support us along the way.

We wanted our day to be focused on Jesus + marriage. We kept everything small + simple. We were so blessed to have these humans support us along the way.

 The day we became teammates for life.

The day we became teammates for life.

 Thank you, Jesus, that we have nearly 55 years of marriage to look up to.

Thank you, Jesus, that we have nearly 55 years of marriage to look up to.

 After our ceremony, we hiked the first mountain we ever hiked together back in October of 2016, Suwanee Mountain. 

After our ceremony, we hiked the first mountain we ever hiked together back in October of 2016, Suwanee Mountain. 

 It poured rain right after our ceremony ended. Once the rain subsided, the clouds cleared, and we made it to the top of the mountain, the skies opened up to the most beautiful sunset. We were the only ones on top of the mountain, and a rainbow shined above us. It was a magical, romantic experience. 

It poured rain right after our ceremony ended. Once the rain subsided, the clouds cleared, and we made it to the top of the mountain, the skies opened up to the most beautiful sunset. We were the only ones on top of the mountain, and a rainbow shined above us. It was a magical, romantic experience. 

 We're going to make a separate journal entry about our wedding day, but we wanted to share a few of our favorite memories here. 

We're going to make a separate journal entry about our wedding day, but we wanted to share a few of our favorite memories here. 

 We ended our day by eating our favorite donuts from  Revolution Doughnuts .  All of our wedding photos are courtesy of our friend + wedding photographer,  Sarah .

We ended our day by eating our favorite donuts from Revolution Doughnuts.

All of our wedding photos are courtesy of our friend + wedding photographer, Sarah.

 We had the most relaxing honeymoon hiking on the AT + exploring Asheville, NC.

We had the most relaxing honeymoon hiking on the AT + exploring Asheville, NC.

Our home

October 20, 2017

 Our favorite corner of our home. The beautiful sign was made for our wedding by our best friend,  Sixth + Grace .

Our favorite corner of our home. The beautiful sign was made for our wedding by our best friend, Sixth + Grace.

 We'll still be dancing 50 years from now. 

We'll still be dancing 50 years from now. 

 The previous two photos were captured by  Leah Beth Photography .

The previous two photos were captured by Leah Beth Photography.

All around GA

Our most memorable captures this year was love in b+w.

Here are some of our favorite images. 

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 November 23, 2017. Our 2nd Thanksgiving together. (That's our three legged little girl, Autumn).

November 23, 2017. Our 2nd Thanksgiving together. (That's our three legged little girl, Autumn).

 December 2017. Our first Christmas tree(s). Married life is freaking awesome, y'all.

December 2017. Our first Christmas tree(s). Married life is freaking awesome, y'all.

 December 8, 2017. 10 inches of snow in GA. This photo was taken at the church where we had our first look on our wedding day.

December 8, 2017. 10 inches of snow in GA. This photo was taken at the church where we had our first look on our wedding day.

In closing, we're looking back on this year with a renewed vision that every moment was worth where we are now. These are only a few highlights. There were plenty times of sorrow. But the sun rises each new day. We're choosing to keep going + growing with every day we're given. Thank you for your support. Seattle, WA on film.