Joining two lives together in marriage is always the start of an adventure, but when the military is involved, it's taken to a whole other level where flexibility, patience and a good sense of humor is key. I was originally scheduled to photograph Claire & Carl's off-island wedding late this October, but I got an email in August saying that due to deployment schedule changes they needed to bump things up a month since, well, the groom wasn't going to be in the states on the original day! A date, ceremony, and reception site change later, Claire and Carl got married with the most perfect celebration of family and friends. And what a welcome into the Navy it was, with I-do's at NAS Whidbey Island's chapel, photos at Cliffside Park on base, and dinner at the Officer's Club. It was such a wonderful event, and I don't think these two ever stopped smiling. Congratulations you two....here's to a lifetime of happiness!