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Seattle, WA


Seattle Wedding and Portrait Photographer


Matthew | Portraits | Seattle, W

Samantha Knorr

My husband is my best friend. As cliche as that sounds, it's the truth. He provides the steadiness to our life together. And in this time of transition (our move to beautiful Seattle, beginning his new job and my internship, new church, new friends, new school, new everything) and thanksgiving, I am reminded of how blessed I am to be my husband's wife and best friend. Reminded of how comforting it is to have him next to me when everything is changing and nothing is familiar. I am beyond thankful for him. Although, I love Seattle and there is no doubt in my mind that we are exactly where we need to be, it's hard to start over. It's hard to leave what's comfortable and familiar. But anything worth doing requires sacrifice and risk. And I believe that life begins at the end of your comfort zone.  Despite knowing and believing this, when it comes to times of transition, I forget. I forget to be thankful, forget to enjoy the season at hand, and forget to commit these moments to memory. Sarah (my mentor and friend) has been a clear example of using her gift  to make intentional, tangible, lasting memories of her life. Not just photographing for her clients, but photographing for herself. Photographing because it makes her come alive. I'm reminded by her to snap photos, everyday, of everything, photos of my life and the people who give it meaning and make it the rich, beautiful thing that it is. While looking at these photos of Matt, I can't help but feel emotion welling up within me. Not because they are amazing images, not because the light is perfect or the composition is great. But because I know when I'm old and the memories of our life together have begun to fade, I will cherish these photos of my husband from this time in our lives. So thank you Sarah for being a constant reminder of what it means to live intentionally and fully, with eyes wide open and a full heart. But mostly thank you to my husband, for being the main character in this love story God has gifted me. I love you.