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I’ve said it before; I have a special place in my heart for couples who are high school sweethearts.
That is partly because Matt and I have been together since 10th grade, and also because of the long and deep history that comes with being together for that long. When you start to date as kids, and then grow and change into adults all while continuing to feed and grow your love – the result is a relationship and love that is rich with many layers and history woven in.
Paige and Joe have this type of relationship.
They began dating in 9th grade and have been together ever since. They dated long distance for five years during college and managed to not only continue their relationship but made it thrive despite the challenges that come with long distance. Now, they live in Idaho where they continue to make new memories as they explore the diverse nature opportunities that their new states presents.
Not only are Paige and Joe incredibly beautiful people [inside and out!] but they are some of the most genuinely nice people I’ve ever met. Their wedding day reflected that as many, many people gathered to celebrate their marriage that was a long time coming. Throw in a hysterical wedding party and one of the most beautiful venues that Brainerd has to offer, The Northern Pacific Center, Paige and Joe’s wedding was a day they [and I] will never forget.
Paige and Joe – words can’t express how thankful I am to have been your wedding photographer. You two and your 11 year relationship have a special place in my heart. I wish you infinite happiness and love in your marriage together, and I hope you love these photos as much as I do. Enjoy!