Ohana Photographers' David got to shoot the Disneyland engagement session of his own daughter, April, and her partner Mariah. This is awesome and magical in itself, but he also wrote a pretty rad manifesto about it here. I couldn't stop myself from stealing two little excerpts for you guys to enjoy, too. So read, grab a tissue, and then get to enjoying the sweet Disney-fied engagement of these two ladies. Oh, an their wedding will be in Hawaii on Star Wars Day 2017. Yessssss.
One thing that did not take long to learn was how much April loves Mariah. You can see it on April’s little, round, Charlie Brown face. She’s crazy about Mariah. It’s not fake. It’s not forced. It’s true… like the love my grandparents shared. While it may be different from what I have personally known, it’s beautiful just the same.
Live your life. Be happy. Enjoy every day you get to spend in each other’s company. Although you may face phobias, negativity, and even hate in your life… endure… together. Know that what you have found is rare and precious. Many people live their entire life never knowing the love you now know, so be grateful to each other, always. Support each other through every accomplishment and shortfall. Have fun doing dumb stuff. When Mariah cosplays as Lady Sylvanas Windrunner and proclaims “I’ve walked the realms of the dead. I have seen the infinite dark. Nothing you say or do could possibly frighten me,”… roll your eyes, pledge allegiance to the Horde, then join her on her quest into the regions of Lordaeron and the greater Eastern Kingdoms. When April spills her drink at every meal, Snapchat it for me first, then smile and invest heavily in sippy cups. Laugh every day.
Heart eyes for this dad.
Photography: Ohana Photographers