{Lauren & Jerome}

I met Lauren in 2008 on a college mission trip to Ethiopia. She was smart, caring and had a heart for missions. We were paired up to coach a group of 4 Ethiopian boys games and soccer drills. We made up cheers, swam with the boys for the first time, and watched their hearts soften. Needless to say, it was a bonding experience and our hearts felt the loss the day the boys left; a moment I am sure both Lauren and I will never forget! Fast forward 10 years(oh that makes me feel old). Lauren met Jerome at seminary, fell in love and were married May 20th. I was lucky enough to witness and capture this day of celebration! With some sweet touches of Jerome's Filipino heritage (like the men's traditional wedding shirt) and the surprise vows from Lauren in the Filipino language, the day was beautiful and life-giving. Congrats to this fun and joyful couple!