Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

On a day when the wind is perfect,
The sail just needs to open
and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.

Rumi

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Into the wind,
the same wind that the clouds feel,
the bright rivers and the turning mills
that stand slowly grinding at the sky’s edge.
Now I too am a thing held in its hand,
the smallest thing under the sky.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

People die of common sense, Dorian, one lost moment at a time. Life is a moment. There is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame. 

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all, love them. This love will be returned to you a hundred times over.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Again I resume the long
lesson : how small a thing
can be pleasing, how little
in this hard world it takes
to satisfy the mind
and bring it to its rest.

Sabbaths, Wendell Berry

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.

Each thing –
each stone, blossom, child –
is held in place.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

Mad Love, André Breton 

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alex & Marie

An immense thank you to Ruth, Alex and Marie for a most amazing morning! San Francisco, how beautiful you are!

 

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Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.

Gustave Flaubert

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t.

Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.

Haruki Murakami

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Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

This ocean is yours, and mine:
these buttons and wheels and little forgotten treasures,
fans upon whose feathers, love has scattered its blossoms, glasses, knives and scissors,
all bear the trace of someone’s fingers on their handle or surface,
the trace of a distant hand lost in the depths of forgetfulness.

Pablo Neruda

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From the stormy archipelagoes I brought 
my windy accordian, waves of crazy rain, 
the habitual slowness of natural things: 
they made up my wild heart.

Pablo Neruda 

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Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

The morning is full of storm
in the heart of summer.

The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of goodbye,
the wind, travelling, waving them in its hands.

The numberless heart of the wind
beating above our loving silence.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Rest with your dream in my dream. 
Love and pain and work should all sleep, now. 
The night turns on its invisible wheels, 
and you are pure beside me as a sleeping ember. 

No one else, Love, will sleep in my dreams. You will go, we will go together, over the waters of time. 
No one else will travel through the shadows with me, only you, evergreen, ever sun, ever moon. 

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Dianna Capco Photography - Evan & Bella

Thank you Gilded By Ruth de Castro for the beautiful styling!

 

The Island of the Gods, the Morning of the World.

In Bali, I am intoxicated, infatuated, always in love, the endless sky, the spectacular Indian Ocean, the crashing waves casting a spell on me, one incantation after another.

Bali, you are pure magic.

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

You will begin to touch heaven in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.

Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on, across the universe

The Beatles, Across The Universe

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Open your eyes and come
Return to the root of the root
of your own soul.

Rumi

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

He had me at “Do you like Guns N’ Roses?”

Ijal, he’s a shining star. I don’t think he realizes just how beautiful he is.

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

They have worries, they’re counting the miles, they’re thinking about where to sleep tonight, how much money for gas, the weather, how they’ll get there – and all the time they’ll get there anyway, you see.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

 

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

 

Love happened at a side street canteen in Kuta in the form of Teh Botol Sosro. I took in this beautiful sweet cold drink made from jasmine and Indonesian gambier flowers, and thought to myself, my niece is going to annihilate this. Everything I had in Bali was a postcard to my family and the things they loved: Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, fried bananas, coffee and eggs sunny side up. This is for them, and all the “We are on our way back, would you like some Nasi Goreng?” phone calls, for all the mornings the entire house would be perfumed with coffee. I am drinking Kopi Bali every day now, and it is beautiful!

 

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

If you come at four in the afternoon, I’ll begin to be happy by three.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

 

“Do you like banana or pancake?” Ijal and the boys ask me. I already know what they mean (hint: they like pancakes). They are containing their laughter, but these young surfers, so bright and healthy and happy, are ready to burst.

“I like banana pancakes?” I say, also ready to break.

(We had banana pancakes with Bali coffee at breakfast the day, and they were amazing.)

They teach me a few bad words and howl with laughter at every word I’d repeat. I crack up too, the words being so close to Filipino. I try to memorize their faces in the hopes that they might memorize mine, meeting them for the first time and already wondering if we’ll ever see each other again.

 

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

 

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

 

5.30 pm. Kix, Res and I emerge from one of the best massages of our lives. Just an hour earlier we were almost sure at least one of us (myself) was going to disintegrate in the sun. The massage had given us back all the limbs and senses we were afraid of losing in the narrow Poppies Lane. We would have stayed longer, but now it was time for the greatest show on Earth.

We walk back to the shore in complete awe – suddenly Bali had become another shade of beautiful – the air, cooler, the colors, deeper. Agus lights up as he sees us return. The young surfers start handing out shots of vodka. The beach, which had been a lullaby all afternoon, was now brimming with people and conversations, everything and everyone alive – the sky, the wind, the waves, the street behind us. The sun sets, and we are set in motion – the anticipation, the possibilities, the thirst. The sky was on fire, and all our hearts, with it. There is a collective silence as the sun makes its descent, and it is absolute magic hearing this stillness, myself and all these silhouettes in the horizon, awake and living, at/for this moment in time.

Coral, then vermillion, then a great glorious gold. The sun plunges into the ocean. Scarlet, then crimson, then Alchemy, the deepest veils of purple flood the sky.

At night in Kuta, everyone lives, and everything begins.

 

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

The only thing
I knew,
is that I
was a second,
and she
was eternity.
I spun in
clocks
and she swirled
in stars and
I,
I did not
deserve her.

Christopher Poindexter

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Dianna Capco - Kuta, Bali

Aku cinta kamu, Bali. Selamat malam.

Thank you Kix and Res. ♥ I cannot wait to go back.

 

 

I was watching her in the beautiful light. She was about to be engaged at sunset – she didn’t know it, of course, but we did – and there I was swimming in the glow this girl radiated, this girl who just wakes up and lives. The beautiful Kim, who (spoiler alert) said yes.

I knew this was going to be one of the most important work I would ever do. Not just beautiful or exciting or sentimental, but important. Ena has always been, in my nostalgia at least, one of those people you wanted to be around. She wears her heart and life and passion on her sleeve, and the most wonderful thing about her is that she makes you feel you can do all those things too – to wear your heart, to live your life. I didn’t realise just how important it would be until that evening on the beach when, after the most amazing sunset that ever lived had just plunged into the ocean, Ena in the dark, asked Kim, in front of their family and friends, to marry her.

Ena cried. Kim cried. I cried (hold on tears, I said, I can’t blur my vision just yet).

I thank the universe for everything that led me to this. These photos are as much for me as they are for this beautiful family. This is life right here. On your knees, in the dark, salt in your eyes and skin, the sea in your lips and hair, sand and rocks and the ocean at your feet, love in every vein.

Thank you Ena, Kim, Erica and Sophia for this infinite day. ♥

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

 

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

You are always new. The last of your kisses was even the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement
the gracefullest.

John Keats 

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes

E.E. Cummings

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater — a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.”

“The Shell of Sense,” Olivia Howard Dunbar

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

She was laughing. She was nervous. Thank you, she’d call out to her friends every now and again. Her voice was shaking, her heart beating. Ena in the sunset, so beautiful, and in love and absolute.

 Where is she? I keep on asking
if your eyes disappear.
How long she’s taking! I think, and I’m hurt.
I feel poor, foolish and sad,
and you arrive and you are lightning
glancing off the peach trees.

That’s why I love you and yet not why.
There are so many reasons, and yet so few,
for love has to be so,
involving and general,
particular and terrifying,
joyful and grieving,
flowering like the stars,
and measureless as a kiss.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.

“On The Road,” Jack Kerouac

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

W.B. Yeats

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

E.E. Cummings

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

Rumi

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

“Do you feel that?”
She asked as we watched
the stars and moon illuminate
the sea before us.
“Tell me you feel it?
that longing to not just exist,
but to live and to live beautifully?”
I, with a smile filled with so
much truth it could move
the clouds, said to her:
“Of course I feel it. The heart
in you, is the heart in me.”

Christopher Poindexter

Dianna Capco Photography - Kim & Ena

Congratulations Kim and Ena!!!

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

It’s hard not to fall in love with two people so passionate about each other, so complete in their own little world. Every so often, I’d feel Kate and Logan forget we were in the middle of a shoot, and that is a very, very beautiful thing. I can’t say enough about how amazing this couple is.

When you spend an afternoon with two people as madly and as intoxicatingly in love as Kate and Logan are, your heart would ache too, in all the good and wonderful ways. ♥

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

Rumi

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.

Pema Chödrön

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

I stood alone beneath
the stars and shouted
to the heavens at the
top of my lungs
and what was so
beautiful
was the way the
stars shined
when the sky
swallowed
your name.

Christopher Poindexter

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect.

Jack Kerouac

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

Dianna Capco Photography - Kate & Logan

 

Congratulations Kate and Logan!!! I loved every minute of this shoot. ♥

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Ruth and Anthony are two of the most amazing, most hilarious people you’ll ever meet, and I’m not just saying this because I personally witnessed the backseat of our speeding car transform into the backstage of a runway show, with full hair and makeup and reflective discussions on stallions, godfathers and missionary camps transpiring between horse riding, tree climbing, sunset chasing and swing making (as in, we were making swings).

It is always an event every time these two find their way back to the Philippines, and I am rewarded every second, as a friend and as a photographer, with the love and time and trust they give me. Everything you see here is exactly that. Their love. Their time. Themselves. And their complete confidence in me, to go barefoot on sharp, slippery rocks during high tide, make out at high noon in long sleeves in 36 degrees Celsius siesta weather, and stay still and smiling for the cameras while their horses relieve themselves. I love you De Castros. Thank you. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, and I am beyond excited at the days ahead. ♥

Thank you Bong and CJ of Threelogy! Please watch their wonderful video of this day here!

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
Most.

Hafez

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss.

Jarod Kintz

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

e.e. cummings

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

 

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.

Pablo Neruda

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Dianna Jeraldine Capco Photography

Ruth and Anthony got married in Boracay on February 13, 2014! Congratulations!!! Photos coming soon from the phenomenal Nelwin Uy! ♥

It’s an amazing feeling being around couples who make you feel like family. Ben and Mika are two of the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful people you will ever meet, and I was privileged to have spent three incredible days with them. Every glance exchanged, every word spoken, even the way they said each other’s names – all these moments were fragile and rare and exquisite, and I allowed myself to revel in the light and beauty these two held. Thank you Ben and Mika.  I can’t wait to see the wedding photos!!!

If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.

And if my love could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.

Jay Asher

I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.

Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer

Y cuando asomas
suenan todos los ríos
en mi cuerpo, sacuden
el cielo las campanas,
y un himno llena el mundo.

Sólo tú y yo,
sólo tú y yo, amor mío,
lo escuchamos.

(And when you appear, all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world. Only you and I, only you and I, my love, listen to it.)

Pablo Neruda 

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.

Roman Payne

Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.

Ryū Murakami

I love you much
most beautiful darling
more than anyone on the earth
and I like you better
than everything in the sky.
e.e. cummings

 

I am you; you are me. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

When I first got to know Jay and Eileen, I felt like they been together for a lifetime. They actually met on a blind date in 2008, and it wasn’t until a chance encounter in 2011 when fate stepped in and decided to change their lives forever. From that first afternoon with them, they too made me feel like I had known them for years. Their happiness is so contagious and uplifting that I already start laughing the minute I see them. I can’t wait to post photos from their gorgeous wedding, but for now here’s a look at their engagement session. ♥ (You can also see more of their handsome little boy Noah here.)

Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth.

Bryce Courtenay

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

Sarah Dessen

Like a river flows surely to the sea, darling so it goes, some things are meant to be.

Elvis Presley

 

I think, that you can meet someone one day, who possesses the eyes you never had but always needed; the vision to see backwards and forwards and all around, the other wing that you need to complete your flight. And I think it can just happen, suddenly, without explanation! And then I think, it would be good to keep that person, you’ll always have those eyes, and always have two wings.

C. JoyBell C.

(You can see more of the handsome little Noah right here. )

 

 

This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.

One Day, David Nicholls

Congratulations Jay and Eileen!!!