When we started dating, we had no idea what we were in for.
I (Ali) came from a very tight knit family background however there came a season where my family fell apart and the support I had always had, no longer was available.
Garrett grew up never truly feeling valued until he developed a beautiful relationship with his grandfather. When Dale (or in our family, Grandpa D) was diagnosed and eventually passed away from cancer, Garrett lost himself as his grandfather was the only person he can remember ever telling him that he was loved.
Our stories ultimately lead us to believe we weren’t deserving of love and we carried that belief into our relationship which made things very challenging, even though the answer to no longer feeling that way was right in front of our faces, we just needed to peel back the layers.
We loved each other but things got tough and just before we were at our breaking point, we found out we were pregnant with our daughter Taylor. It was the last thing we had expected and it was the greatest thing that had ever happened to us because it started to help us evolve into who we are today.
So we started to be intentional with our time and with each other and we started to create a relationship that was playful, and we started to see a shift. We started to find that a more playful relationship was a far better way for us to grow within ourselves and with each other. Over 4 years we re-fell in love and then decided marriage was for us. We found that our cameras are just tools to help our couples have a more intentional and playful marriage.