Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gina + Tyree = Happily Ever After {Philadelphia Wedding}

Gina was not looking for love.
Not at all.
Gina had a little boy named Terrell.
She was keeping busy 
and staying focused 
on raising her son 
the very best she could.
Gina worked nights.
She slept while Terrell was at school 
and then fed him supper and played with him before she went to work.
Gina was very busy and very content 
with her little family.
Gina had a nice schedule 
and a nice plan for her future with Terrell.
But then-
into her job 
walked Tyree.
Tyree was a cook.
A very cute cook.
Gina noticed Tyree staring at her one day.
And then another and another.
Gina told her friend at work she thought Tyree was cute, 
but he never talked to her.
She didn't let herself think too much about the staring.
Gina had a schedule.
She was busy with her son and his activities.
Love wasn't in her plans.
There was no room in the schedule for love.

But then, one day, Gina was out walking around her neighborhood 
and guess who she ran into?
You will never guess where Tyree lived?
Right down the street from Gina.
They were neighbors.
{Tyree who stared 
and pretty Gina who had a schedule.}
That bump-in on the street was a blessing.
Shy Tyree opened up to Gina
and they began dating.
Almost every day they spent time together.
Right away Gina could tell Tyree was different.
He was patient and loving and caring. 
He listened when she talked and he always tried to understand.
He was a teddy bear. 
Her teddy bear.
Terrell bonded with Tyree immediately.
To Gina, that was the most important thing.
One day Gina's mom told her that Tyree had spoken with her
and said he had big plans for Gina and Terrell 
and their future.
Gina knew, right then and there, that this was the man she had prayed for.

Gina said yes when Tyree got down on one knee at her sister's 30th Birthday party and asked to marry her.
Gina felt like the person she had dreamt about was in front of her.
Through every manner of wedding craziness, 
and life in general,
Tyree has stood steadfastly by Gina's side.
His love did not waver.

Tyree and Gina,
it was an absolute honor to capture your special day.
I love the love you have for your son
and for one another.
I am excited about the future God has prepared for you.
May your love continue to grow.

It was a privilege to shoot this wedding with Adrion Ramos.
He is a very talented photographer.
{Adrion's Website}
Adrion helped to capture the day perfectly.
I could not have done it without him.
Thank you.


God's Favorite Shoes! said...

What a sweet story:)

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

What a sweet story!! Congratulations to the happy family and many blessings for a wonderful life together!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Becky, these shots are just beautiful. you did an amazing job.

And, I love your new blog layout! I probably haven't been here in forever (slinking off to the corner...)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Fabulous!! I always cry at weddings...and this was no exception!! Much love and blessings to the new couple!

Teachinfourth said...

Wonderful photos offset with a story to match. Thank you for sharing this with, with me.

M said...

That's precious! I hope you print this for them :)What a special post!

M said...

That's precious! I hope you print this for them :)What a special post!

Mari said...

I love this story! The pictures are beautiful, and so are the people in them!

Gigi said...

Becky, you certainly know how to start my day off! What a beautiful story. So well told, in both pictures and words!

Jodi said...

What a beautiful new family and beautiful photos!!! Thank you for sharing their sweet story!

Tamar SB said...

What a fairy tale!! I hope I'll fine a special man like that one day!

Maddy said...

I love love story and this one is one of my faves, having lived through something similar myself. When my mom married my stepfather, our family was complete! And now I have a wonderful little brother from their union :) Best wishes to the entire family!

Formerly known as Frau said...

What a beautiful love story...I love that even with her plan love found her.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE their love story. Such a beautiful did good Becky!

Mighty M said...

Aw, I love a happy ending. What a sweet match!!

Colleen said...

Becky, you write so beautifully. You have such a gift.

Skeller said...

gosh, I do so love a good love story!

may God bless their marriage with much love, kindness, respect, patience, and understanding...

Tracy P. said...

That is phenomenal. Every bit of it! I'm so happy you found time to put it all together. How did you ever choose which photos to share in your post?

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a beautiful story...and family!

Jen said...

This is such a beautiful love story. Made me a little misty eyed. :)


Wonderful story! Love your blog your photos are awesome!
Thanks for stopping by mine. I have a mac too Pinterest works on mine just isn't the quickest :)

Kimmy said...

What a beautiful love story!! Gorgeous photos!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting...I just love getting comments!

What a special blog about a special love story. Beautiful!


Brian Miller said...

isnt it cool how love finds you when you least expect stuff...and a beautiful wedding..

Renee said...

I'm not sure how you found me, but I sure am glad you did. I've been poking around your blog and I love it! Your photos are glorious! :)

Margaret Almon said...

What a tribute to this couple! The photos and the story were very moving--thank you for sharing it, and being part of capturing it.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness!!! How sweet. What an awesome story. Sweet photos.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Becky... how beautiful! What a sweet love story. You captured their love wonderfully. Gorgeous photos!!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Love the picture with the tear on Gina's face after "Her teddy bear!" Just beautiful Becky!

The Blonde Duck said...

You can see the twinkling!!!!

Maria said...

What a beautiful story, Becky. I love LOVE...and he is very cute!
And the bride looked beautiful. And that lovely lady with the blue hat..divine.

Anita Johnson said...

What a great story and your photos are beautiful. Our son gets married in 8 fun!

Mom Fashion World said...

I love the love story!
Thanks for sharing. It reminds me my wedding.
I love all the pictures on your blog.

Btw, thank you so much for dropping by my blog.
I appreciated your comments. Just want to let you know I'm your newest follower; #881 follower.
Hope you will follow me back. Thanks!

TechnoBabe said...

Finding true love when you are not looking for it makes it so much more exciting. Best wishes to the happy bride and groom. The pictures of their wedding are wonderful. So much love shining through the photos. You did a terrific job with the pictures of their wedding.

Susan said...

Oh what a beautiful love story! And you captured their love so perfectly.

Great shots.

Congrats to the couple!!

tiarastantrums said...

THAT was so lovely to read!

West Philly Mama said...

I wish I could hear the story behind every wedding picture I see - :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Beautiful :wiping away tears: congrats to the new couple!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

THis post is so full of love and joy that it has me sitting straight up in my chair! Congratulations to the bride and groom and their beautiful family. You captured the day perfectly.
xo jj

OhanaMama said...

This is an inspiring story and beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing. And bless that whole beautiful family!

Becky@IfTheseWallsSpoke said...

What great photos to go with a sweet story! Thanks for sharing.

PetinaHopePhotography said...

Such a beautiful love story! love it-- thank you for sharing!

photowannabe said...

This is the perfect love story Becky. Gorgeous photos that show the love and care just oozing out of every pore.

Charlotte @ Cowgirl Clippings said...

What a beautiful story and the pictures sum it up beautifully. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I see your comments on all the blogs I read and I'm glad I stopped by to see who you were.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love your style of story-telling, Becky. They are a beautiful couple, and I wish them every happiness.

Sarah said...

Amazing story and even more amazing photos! Love your new blog!!

Kimberly said...

Absolutely beautiful! The photos and the story!

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

beautiful story to go along with beautiful photos!

Sue said...

Your telling of this love story is every bit as beautiful as the photos. (And that's saying a lot!)