ewan and brianna . vancouver

sometimes these are the words we need to hear. maybe not everyday. maybe not every week or even every month. but at some point we need to hear them. sometimes we need to be reminded what it was that made this partnership work.

we need to reconnect.

life has a funny way of bringing two people together and then it is life itself that sometimes gets in the way. the life of work. the life of kids. the everyday stresses that life hands us at times feels like a giant spike that with each passing moment pushes down deeper and at times it is what drives couples apart.

this is why we need to reconnect. we need small reminders and at times we need big reminders. words written from the heart. raw and honest words to the one you’ve created this life with. the one you love. these are images and words that you can look back on when it is life itself that feels like it’s getting in the way.

these words will remind you. these words will reconnect you.

i asked them to write something. something about each other. to each other. what ever they wanted. no rules. no guidelines. just words from the heart. they have no idea what the other wrote and are reading each others words here for the first time. thank you so much to these two amazing people for allowing all of us to read their incredibly raw and honest words to each other.

this is a {re}connection session.

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Ewan…You loved me at my darkest. The moments where I was cruel. Nasty. Horrible. Mean. Sick. And a million other things that no wife should be. We fought. We said things that we couldn’t take back. Yet still we loved. We bared our naked souls. We were defeated. Beaten down. Broken. I knew that we would be okay. Just not that day. Or maybe even the next one. It was a day that I thought I wanted to forget. Erase from my memory like it simply didn’t happen. But as the night turned into morning I knew it was one that I always wanted to remember. Our scars, reminding us that we are bigger than the things that have tried to hurt us. That we may be marked, but that we will always stand together and fight. For each other. And we had to fight like hell. But that battle is what made us who we are. I never want to forget. Our love is messy. Our love is chaos. Our love is raw. And pure. And real. I can’t say it’s been easy because at times it’s been fucking hard. But it’s always been worth it. Every single second. Because you are my world. My everything. And all of the cliches in romance novels you find in the grocery store check out line. Except, our love is anything from cliche. We threw out all the sappy fairy tales and made our own. We rewrote what love means. You are my home. My constant. My best friend. My everything. Without you I would wander the world lost. Searching for the place where I know I’m meant to be. I will die an old woman still as madly in love with you as the day we met. Even more. My love for you does not change. Life may sometimes get messy. Try to pull us apart. Or be downright chaotic. But until the day I die, you will always be my home. You are my love. I love you. Forever. Xo

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Brianna…When I think about the moments where I am reminded that I love you. The moments that I think back to, and see how much I love you. They aren’t the good moments. They aren’t the happy ones. It isn’t the trip that we took together that we loved, or the success that we shared together, or buying our first home, or having our girls. Those aren’t what I think about when I think about our love. When I think about what reminds me of how gut wrenching it is to need you in my life. It is the bad moments. The moments where we reached the edge of our relationship. The moments where tears turned to cries, turned to sobs, and we just laid there together in our bed holding hands. Because it was when we were in that pit together. The one that we tried to climb out of, always falling back into. Sometimes even choosing to sit at the bottom of. That is where we truly loved each other. Because there wasn’t happiness attached to those moments. There wasn’t infatuation. There wasn’t sex tricking us into thinking everything was okay. There wasn’t this idea that we were destined to be together or that we were soul mates (you know I don’t believe in any of that). There was us, at our lowest. And I remember saying to you, “Sometimes it’s so hard. So fucking hard to care. Because it’s easier to shut down. Hide away. Find solace in being alone. But then I wake up, and I see you. And I fucking love you. And I can’t do it without you. I don’t want to.” And even as I write this, with tears in my eyes. I remember that moment. Where our love became so much bigger than the accumulation of all of the combined moments in our lives. Bigger than any idea of what it meant to be married. To be in love. It became eternal. It became my reason for being. Because life stopped being about my horrible childhood. It stopped being about my insecurities. It stopped being about feeling alone. Life became about us. You are it for me. And I can’t live without you. So when we are 90 and 92, let’s go together. Holding hands like we did that night in our bed. Telling each other “I love you. You’re my reason.” I love. Forever. xo
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vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
vancouver photographer, engagement, couples, endowment lands, british columbia, forest, connection, portraits. leica, ©Gabe McClintock Photography | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
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adele . vancouver

to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment. ~ ralph waldo emerson

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