Weddings: Nicole & Michael

I first met Nicole when she was in Middle School and I was in elementary school. Nicole was (and continues to be) and great friend of my older sister Dayna. I was just thrilled when she connected with me about wedding photography. 

Nicole and Michael's wedding was full of fun and laughs - in fact, I would venture to say that Nicole and Michael themselves are full of fun and laughs, and their wedding was a perfect reflection of that silly and joyous spirit. It was a real treat to photograph you two on this special day. Congratulations on your new marriage and I wish you all good things!

Engagements: Karissa & Mitch

I met Karissa at a concert. That sounds like an excellent and trendy way to meet someone, doesn't it? However, the concert that Karissa and I met was actually the grade 8 band concert that both of our older sisters were playing in. We bonded over our shared "little sister" role, while listening to the melodious sounds of the grade 8 band... 

... and now, we are both grown up. What a privilege it has been to grow up with this woman of character. Karissa and Mitch, I believe that there are wonderful things in store for you, and I am blessed to be your friend. Congratulations on your engagement and I am so excited for the next chapter.

For this shoot, we drove to Cultus Lake, EARLY in the morning. The weather was predicted to be a total downpour, but on this occasion our west coast weather held off just long enough for us to enjoy a quiet morning at the lake. Like all early morning adventures, we began with a good coffee.