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I met Ednalee (Edly) and Angel through a model call. I was on a mission to find a certain type of couple that I had envisioned. I actually sought them out on Facebook (with the help of my sister) and asked them to come pose for a session with me. To my excitement, not only were they eager to participate but were open to share their personal story with me. 

Soon upon us meeting, it was easy to see how outgoing they were, how playful they were with each other and how at ease I was with them.

I asked them both the same series of questions, their facts and sweet memories together aligned including how they prayed for each other.

Also, their lives have been a series of coincidences. To provide a bit of a backstory, they they will be together five years this July, yet crossed paths several times while growing up by having the same babysitter as kids, being in the same college and eventually attending the same Church. The official meeting didn't come until the summer of 2012. Angel put his shyness aside and approached Edly to introduce himself after a church event. The rest is history as they say, and they have been together ever since.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 

We encourage and love each other. I knew that every time I looked into her eyes, I couldn’t imagine being with anyone else. I knew that this was the girl for me, who God placed on this earth to bless me with her love, her presence, sternness, her cooking, and I can keep going. She’s awesome, she’s beautiful, she’s tough and we bump heads, but she’s the love of my life, and I will always love her.
— Angel
You see, Angel is a very humble person, and is loved greatly by all who meet him. When I came to the church, I was a stranger. Many, if not all, didn’t know me. In their minds, I was going to harm their precious Angel. There was a strong resistance against our relationship, but Angel fought tooth and nail for us. He defended our relationship, and even more, me. I felt a type of love I had never felt before. It was real, and I didn’t have to work for it. Angel just loved me, and that’s when I knew he had my heart.
— Edly
We talked about our past, we slow danced, and we were laying on the ground looking up at what little stars we were able to see in the sky that night. It was an awesome day, a day I will for sure always remember.
— Angel

I don't mean to sound cliché, but you can feel the love between them in person, and I hope I was able to portray that in these photos.

Thank you for sharing your story with me.

Daria x