shared on a piece by Huffington Post: "Picture-Perfect Couples Found Love On Instagram"
most recently featured on Mashable, shared with a commentary by Carter at:
also featured on BuzzFeed (see number 3)
this film was originally featured on the @instagram blog along with a really beautiful story of the couple, blog.instagram.com/post/45842619598/nationalproposalday
this is the story of carter and brooke. the best part of it all, is that their story is so much bigger. it's about a community rather than just two people. whether you watch a few seconds of this video today, or get to see the whole thing. i hope you walk [or click] away feeling encouraged, inspired, and awesome. be apart of something so much bigger than yourself. be apart of a community. be apart of a family.
you're about to go on an adventure of a lifetime, and i'll see you there"
[these are my new friends @iamcartermoore and @brookehowe that just got engaged.]
brooke read the note with a huge grin thinking of how sweet her man carter was, and what the next adventure would be. on tuesday january fifteenth, carter surprised brooke at the airport by taking her to portland on an amazing adventure, to start a lifetime of adventure together by proposing on the oregon coast. both had never been, but always dreamed of going. they embarked to the magical land of the pacific northwest. their proposal was epic, just outside of canon beach at a gorgeous park overlooking the coast at sunset. brooke said yes of course, how could she not? as an added plus her ring is epic, you should see carter's recent picture of it.
after they got engaged, they drove to my house where @brandenharvey and i were waiting to surprise them with balloons, streamers, martinellis and dessert. neither branden or i had even met the two. we all knew eachother through @instagram, so it seemed normal when carter spilled his elaborate plan to branden through social media, and of course, branden jumped on the idea and contacted myself and some friends right away to find ways to love on this awesome couple and celebrate with them. what could be better than meeting people at their own engagement party?
we met and got to hear their whole story that night, and in the middle i picked up my 5D and had them turn on their voice recorder just so i could grab some pieces of the whole day.
that week i got to spend some time adventuring around with them, and it was such a joy to witness their love for Jesus and each other.
carter and brooke, you guys are a beautiful, adventurous, life-giving couple and you make a fantastic team. i feel blessed just to be a small part of your story and cant wait to see everything that God will do through you!
friends, this life is too short not to spend time with people. people you know and people you don't know. get out there and go meet some new people. it can be a little scary at first, but take a step out and you'll be delighted to see the world open up just a little bit.