I know I am a bit biased about this couple, considering that handsome man is my brother, I also know I am far from the only one who thinks and knows just how wonderful these beautiful people are. Richard is 2 years older than I am and I thank God daily for blessing me with such an awesome big hearted big brother. He was my personal interrupter, I had a super bad speech problem when I was young and Richard was the only who could understand me. He has also saved my life, sure fugitively but literally as well, hahaha I’m sure he wishes I’d shut up now. But he seriously saved my life, I was chocking on a quarter and he did the heimlich maneuver, that whole thing is quite a story on it’s own though. Clearly I can go on and on about my older brother, but let me go ahead and stop so I can start letting you know a bit more about his gorgeous big hearted wife. First, hello 10 years later and her original wedding dress still fits after two little ones! Amazing, I know I was jealous. Anyways, honestly I love watching Nikki bless my brother everyday. They way the love one another is a beautiful thing and seeing how they have grown, not only as a couple but now as parents, has been just amazing to be able to witness as well. I love talking to Nikki, she always ensures I see everything from others perspectives. She is beyond selfless and it is always refreshing being around her and being opened up to that.
Last September, Matthew and I drove to Oklahoma to visit everyone briefly. Our time was limited which resulted in getting up early, helping Nikki get ready and doing a quick shoot in celebration of their 10th wedding anniversary before she had to work. Their anniversary is July 19th, so we were late but it still counts and now here they are just celebrated their 11th anniversary! they truly inspire me. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did taking them.
I wanted to, of course, focus on her wedding bands and so I love that on her pointer finger she wears her rings representing two of her children. Richard surprised her with each and they are stunning with the birthstones and names of their two boys. She holds a lot of love there in that one hand.