I love this photo for three reasons. One, it is better than any of our wedding photos–though to be fair, our wedding photos really sucked.
Two, I took it myself. One shot, using the timer with the camera balanced on the unmanned lifeguard stand. I don’t have live view on my camera (and couldn’t bend in a way that allowed me to look through the viewfinder), so I had no idea how it would be framed until after it was taken. I hit the shutter button and ran over and kissed him. It is perfect.
And three, it proves a very important point. Many people expressed concern for our marriage when we decided to take a month-long road trip–ourselves included. We’ve been living in very close quarters and spending many hours together in a very small car whilst being pelted by rain on Canadian highways. But do we still love each other? You bet. Even more than when we left.