Monday, March 16, 2009

Sara & Michael

Sara and Michael. They met through a mutual friend, who after significant badgering, convinced them to go on a blind date. Even then, it wasn't one of those "Oh my gosh, he/she is the ONE!" kind of dates. It was more of a "well that was fun, I'll call you(maybe)" kind of dates. You see, these two are VERY different. Sara likes to snowboard, skydive, and bust out an occasional invert on a wakeboard. Michael is just a really, really, nice guy with a computer science degree, a guitar, and a bit of a romantic side. Not really Sara's type... or so she thought.

It turns out that they only lived 3 blocks apart, so they saw each other here and there. A few dates, and a DTR later, they found something they hadn't really expected... each other.

For their engagement session, they took us around Kirkland and let us in on some of the places and moments that have meant so much to them on their journey. Their first date was at the Purple Cafe, who graciously invited us to come in and shoot photos an hour before opening! We had the entire restaurant to ourselves, and to really top it off, the staff served Michael and Sara the Pinot Noir that they had on their first date as well. I love it when businesses go above and beyond!









Did I mention that Michael has a bit of a romantic side? He proposed at sunset down in San Diego. They hiked out to a ridge overlooking the ocean, where a blanket covered in roses was set up next to his guitar. He played "I want to grow old with you,"(I still cry every time I ever time I see 'The Wedding Singer") and the rest is history...




Congratulations Sara and Michael!


13 comments:

Kara Hicks said...

Fun story, love the photos!!
We need to get together soon to catch up! :)
Airika, thanks for the comment on my post. :)

Kimberly said...

Oh! Who put the rocks up to say LOVE?!? Cutest. Thing. Ever.

Airika Pope said...

Michael is the genius behind the "love." ;)

Michael said...

My cheeks are so red from the coldness! Thanks Airika - can't wait to see some more!

The Climers said...

AWESOME pictures... can't wait to see wedding photos!

Jennifer said...

Wow these pics are so creatively done!!! You both are so beautiful and fun!! I have never seen a better matched bride and groom more in love and excited as the two of you are! Nick and I love you guys!- sis Jen

Darlene said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

Kate said...

Awww! Best story ever - and the photos are awesome of course. I love the love at the end. :-)

wei said...

i wish we lived on the coast like you guys. we just got a huge dump of snow last night.

Jenny GG said...

amazing series - LOVE the one against the wall with the cut outs. wow to all of them.

Yuka photo art said...

Beautiful photographs!

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

love this whole set!!

MIND|Castle Studios said...

how did I miss this session! It is soo cute! I love their outfits and I especially like the ones on the dock and by the water. Not to mention the one with the checkered wall. Great job.

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