When I think about Isaac and Adrienne Fullenkamp, one word comes to mind: joy.
Last year, Isaac and Adrienne had one of the most joy-filled wedding days that I’ve ever witnessed. They were elated to be married, and Isaac and Adrienne are just the kind of people who make everyone around them feel happy and excited. If I could relive their wedding day, I 100% would! (By the way, you can see photos from their wedding at The Willows on Westfield here!)
Needless to say, I was so excited to see Isaac and Adrienne for their one-year anniversary photos at Holliday Park in Indianapolis, and I’m thrilled to share their anniversary photos and a few of their thoughts on marriage one year in on the blog!
This year, I’m challenging VRP brides and grooms to get real about marriage and share their thoughts on a few different marriage-related topics in hopes of showing other newlyweds that marriage takes work and intentionality to truly thrive!
Isaac and Adrienne said that they sat down during lunch (Hooray for working from home together during the coronavirus!) and discussed these questions together!
“Everything! It is just such a joy to say ‘my husband’ or ‘my wife’ [We’ve loved] getting to travel to new places and try new things! Also allowing the other person to push you outside of your comfort zone. We are able to grow individually and together and it is really cool to see that!
“Getting to share everyday life with your best friend.You share your stress and concerns (especially the way the world is right now) but also the joys and little things that make you go into laughing fits forcing you to go into separate rooms just to breathe!”
“We are lucky to have had a great foundation before we got married. We know the basics of what pushes each other’s buttons and are constantly working on growing in our relationship. When something bothers one of us, we bring it up vs brushing it off. We’re together for life and there’s no time better than the present to voice your feelings!”
“We have two things:
“Don’t get too comfortable in daily life. Leading up to the wedding, everything is fun and exciting because being engaged is such a short time in the grand scheme of things. Still plan special things that are outside the norm. Instead of dinner in the kitchen, one night set up the formal dining room and use your wedding china. Or drop what you are doing to dance with each other when a favorite song comes on Pandora.
“Also, make an effort to actively listen to your spouse. Put down the phone, stop what you are doing and look at them. That is a simple act to remind the other person that they are your priority in life.”
Isaac and Adrienne, I can’t tell you how I honored I was to be or how much I truly loved being your wedding photographer.
I feel so blessed to know you both and to be able to call you friends. Happy anniversary! May you celebrate many, many more and always love doing life together!
Isaac proposed at Holliday Park, and as a result, this park means a lot to Isaac and Adrienne. We’ve actually now taken their engagement, wedding, and anniversary photos at Holliday Park, and they have photos of this same sweet pose under this tree from each shoot!
One benefit of the coronavirus for photographers is that places that are usually packed are pretty empty. It was so awesome to be able to basically have the ruins at Holliday Park to ourselves!