When Christine told me that she wanted her engagement pictures in the same location as her wedding I was super stoked because that meant we were going to be in Lake Tahoe twice!! And if you know me, any excuse I can get to hop on a plane and play in the snow I am totally game for. We spent the weekend exploring Tahoe one day and Grass Valley the next, and I came home feeling SO inspired from the change of scenery. Ryan had just got off a plane from Hong Kong for a business trip before I landed, and I was blown away by how well he did while jet lagged. When I came back from Papua New Guinea last year I think it took me a full week to recover, and trust me when I say you don’t want to be around me when I’m that tired. Ryan had to be ready for our engagement session by the next day. And he was NICE. Holy dang!
Christine is a dear friend that I met in my first summer at Hume Lake which was in 2004, before I had ever picked up a real camera. It is just crazy how much things change in a couple of years… back in those days I was a Business Finance major at Cal Poly SLO [best school ever, just sayin’] and if you were to have told me that I’d be shooting her wedding 6 years later I would have told you that you’re A CRAZY. Here we are, it’s 2010 and I’m almost 4 years in my studio… but we’re just getting started folks and I’m super excited for what is in store 😉
and now…. the FAVORITES!
This last one is the same spot they will be getting married at this summer in Squaw Valley and its going to be AMAZING. It’s so beautiful up there, it just takes my breath away. Thank you Ryan and Christine, can’t wait to see you guys again soon!
P.S. stay tuned… there is more to come from the Grass Valley shoot…