The title of this post really has nothing to do with the couple shown. Other than the fact that it's St. Patty's day...and maybe my luck at having those birds fly by... I really don't think "luck" has anything to do with it.

I know a lot of people (myself included) will refer to marriage with terms like "lucky", "won the lottery", "derserve or don't deserve"...maybe sometimes with the notion of "luck turning".

Lets be honest, marriage is a lot of hard work. It doesn't just happen or keep or strengthen out of LUCK or anything else beyond your control. It happens by millions of micro decisions. It happens by CHOICE.

So lets start taking credit where credit is due...for the good AND the bad in our lives and relationships. I for one am going to try to leave luck out of it (no offense St. Patty).

The lovely couple pictured are the Gibb's. I photographed their sealing in the San Diego Temple Friday. How bad do I wish I could have photographed their elopement in Vegas three years ago?!! Now, that's what I call bad luck!

More from this wedding next week. xo.