Beautiful photography is not something that you should limit to your engagement and your wedding day. Today we’re honored to showcase this emotional, honest set of photographs from Lauren Balingit Photography, which celebrates Matt and Natalie’s 8th wedding anniversary.

Lauren Balingit shares the couple’s story:

“When Natalie first met Matt, she was 15 and scoping the mall for ‘cute guys’. Having never had a boyfriend before, she certainly didn’t expect to be meeting her husband that night! After meeting, they talked and laughed for hours, and couldn’t believe how much they had in common; most importantly, their relationship with God and how it impacted their lives. At the end of the night, Matt asked for her home phone number and it was the beginning of their love story. They were married in 2006 when Natalie was 18 and Matt was 21. “People were worried because we were so young, but we never had any doubts. God brought us together at a young age, and being in the center of our marriage, he has kept us together,” says Natalie. “The first years were tough because we were both full time students, but what mattered the most is that we were doing it together and having fun along the way,” said Matt. Matt finally graduated from pharmacy school in 2012, and they decided to follow their dreams and move to sunny southern California, where they currently reside. This year they will be celebrating 8 years of marriage and a love that continues to grow stronger as time passes.”

Vendors: Photographer: Lauren Balingit | Film Lab: Photovision Prints

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Stacy {Woodsy Weddings} | Reply

What a beautiful couple. I love that you can see how in love they are still. The emotion, the setting, even the outfits – everything feels so natural.

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