Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Brianna & Ryan

Airika and I are so pumped about photographing Brianna and Ryan's wedding this summer! They are getting married up at Semiahmoo Resort near the Canadian Border, and it is an absolutely stunning location. For their engagement session, we went out to Discovery park to do a little exploring. Ok, maybe it was a lot of exploring--somehow, we managed to get 3 miles of hiking in during their photo session! It was worth every step though, because it was a simply gorgeous day to be out enjoying nature and photographing new friends!



Yes, I still like climbing trees... Is Airika worried?









After we wrapped up our session at Discovery Park, we got together at Victors for some coffee, and Ryan shared a little with us about how he proposed. It all started as they were playing Scrabble together one night. (This is something Airika and I stopped doing a long time ago. I think it had something to do with me winning all the time... :) Anyway, halfway through the game, Ryan got this brilliant idea to spell out "Marry me" on the Scrabble board. Spontanious, romantic, and brilliant--right? The only problem is that there are only two M's in the whole game. Try as he might, he could not find the two M's. The game ended in utter defeat. No proposal, and he lost the game quite soundly to boot. Was he deterred? Heck no! Brianna was feeling pretty good after her stunning victory, and accepted his request for a rematch. As they cleared the board to start over, Ryan quietly swiped the M's to make sure his plan would work this time. Ryan finally got a chance to play "MarryMe," and Brianna's first reaction was to challenge, because "MarryMe" is not one word--a clear violation of the rules. However, once Ryan produced a ring, I think she decided to let it slide.



Ryan, congratulations on the win...even though you cheated. ;)
Gerald

7 comments:

Jenny said...

What a cute proposal...love the shot taken from above in the tree!

wei said...

looks like you guys got some pretty awesome weather out there already. the pictures look fabuloso! wish our spring would hurry it up.

Shelby White said...

Awesome photos!!

Second photo down is my favorite. Dig the flare =)

diane said...

holy macaroni! i can't believe you climbed so high! what wouldn't you do for a great shot eh? diggin it!

Heather said...

What a sweet set of loving portraits! Beautiful light!!!!

Neyssa and Derek said...

I'm so glad you guys are working with Brianna and Ryan. They are a great couple! I love these photos, especially the scrabble ones!

Erika McCauley said...

This is an amazing session! I love all of the angles you shot from!



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