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...