welcome to my NEW (and improved) blog! and what a great way to begin….. meet jenna and patrick. they are the proud winners of my little valentine’s day contest… hundreds voted and i finally got to meet this fantastic pair for a completely FREE couple’s session. they live in columbus now, but fell in love in gothenburg. their love story began like many others… sweethearts from day 1. patrick was homecoming king, jenna was homecoming queen. they even grew up on the same street. they got married on august 2, 2003, are raising two little men, and i am a witness to their fun-loving zest for life. so without further adieu…a glimpse into their world a nutshell [ jenna's words from their entry email]
“all i remember thinking as Patrick stroked my back was, ‘what? i’m only 25. i can’t have cancer. I’m pregnant. What about my baby?…’
those weeks were almost unbearable. They would have been without the support we had in one another….We knew I needed surgery but worried about our sweet baby…. We prayed hard together those days….”
[jenna had cancer in her neck, surgically removed while she was still pregnant with their second son. cancer had spread after surgery, and after the baby was born, treatment began.]
“I was miserable before and after treatment. I was sore. I was tired. I was emotional. I just wanted to be a mom. I had to be away from my family during my week of treatment because I was radioactive….Thankfully my doctor told us in October 2010 that I was in remission….Our love story has so many more levels now, most of which only we can understand….It’s nice when God gives us the opportunity to be blessed with such a love and to have two beauiful boys to share our love with. This is our love story; and the good thing is, it is only the beginning…..”
i hope you enjoy your images and think of fun, carefree times everytime you have a look.