It was the day after Micajah & Irina’s intimate wedding on the beach, and even the birds were still in bed. But Micajah, Irina, and I were trekking through the forest with only headlamps to light our way. Pretty soon we broke out into an open meadow, and we could see the outline of God’s Thumb ahead of us. Even in the dark, it was beautiful. We walked through the beachgrass, up to a narrow trail that led to a dirt staircase of sorts. I panted my way to the top, and then turned around for a view of the night lights of Lincoln City. We could even see a little bit of the coastline stretching out in the darkness before us.
“Wow, God.” I thought.
It’s not super often that I’m on top of a mountain in the dark, but there’s a different kind of beauty that haunts you when all you can see are shapes and varying shades of gray.
The sky gradually began to lighten, and eventually, Micajah & Irina changed into their wedding clothes. We didn’t end up getting a sunny sunrise, but it was still absolutely beautiful. The feeling of being on top of a mountain, with a couple who is overflowing with love, overlooking the ocean, MAN. It’s one of those feelings you can try to explain but really and truly has no explanation.
Micajah & Irina, you guys have been SUCH a joy to work with. From your engagement session, to your elopement day, to this day after adventure session, gosh. We’ve gone on some pretty rad adventures together, and I’ve loved every moment of them. I pray that the Lord bless you in your marriage, and that you would grow closer to Him as you grow closer together!