if we've met before, there are a few things you'll come to know almost immediately:
1. i'm a huge notre dame fan. (this is neither here nor there in regards to this post, but you should probably know it.)
2. i'm absurdly pathetic when it comes to directions and have awesome [-ly bad] luck with cars.
upon meeting eric and angie, it turns out angie and i have a bit in common, except her unfortunate luck with her car landed her a man!
the setting: a young angie, high school age, stranded on the side of the road.
cue her knight in shining armor, eric, to come to the rescue of both her and her muffler.
eleven years later, they're finally about to tie the knot.
i love when you meet someone and immediately go "we could so be friends in real life!" joe and nicole are those type of people. minus joe's affection for the Wolverines, which nicole and i will never understand or accept.
these two make it official in july :]
"Picture a spot of beauty rare
Picture a sky so blue and fare
Paint it with rainbow hues so bright
Then tone it down with shades of night
Paint it with inspiration true
Then let it fill the heart of you
Picture a Tannadoonah like this
A camp of peace and bliss"
a tanna-what-a? tanna-who? simply put, camp tannadoonah is my second favorite place in the history of ever (if you follow this blog you'd already know notre dame takes the cake). it was here, at this campfire camp in vandalia, michigan, i first met the bride-to-be below.
picture this: we're gangly pre-teens, myself in braces, without our parents for a week, in a cabin in the woods, all hopped up on sugar from 'store' and giggly over those CUTE boys in luta koda (the only boys' cabin which literally means "little princess." mull that one over, why dontcha). camp was the time. of. our. lives. i still cherish memories i made there as a camper, and then counselor myself, to this day.
flash forward a decade+ and this girl i once knew is now a woman, and this man has won her heart...and declared it with a ROCK. i'm talkin a ROCK. i'm surprised carolyn doesn't need to visit a chiropractor on the regular due to her hand being dragged down (i luh-luh-luh-luhhhhhhh it).
so, sweet, sweet super slip, it only seemed natural that we'd do your engagement photos in the woods. i am so very happy for you, and i know you'll make a gorgeous bride. will there be any donkey riding at the reception?
dennis and katie will become husband and wife this winter in mexico so for their engagement session they wanted the same beachy-feel...or as much as we could get in michiana! i met the two of them, and bumble bee and cricket, for a fun-loving session at Silver Beach.
these two are so in love, but more so, you can tell they're great friends. our entire session was filled with joking and laughing and playing with the pups.
dennis and katie, thank you for letting me capture how happy you two are; i know your happiness will only grow come february when you exchange vows!