Vintage Camping Anniversary: Mike & Carrie

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A couple months ago I visited my home town of Coquille, Oregon and really wanted to do a creative session of some sort. One of my high school friends ended up being free on the day I wanted to do a shoot so we packed up and put together a little vintage camping session at Laverne Park. I gathered items from around my Mom and Grandma’s house and then picked up some old books from a local thrift store. Carrie & Mike were amazing and were up for just about anything I suggested including crossing the river barefoot and making a fire even though it was not technically allowed at the time. They have been together for about 10 years now and have two of the cutest kids ever. Happy Anniversary you two!

Every time I visit I am reminded just how much I miss all the water and beautiful trees and can’t help but to take lots of pictures. I LOVE being outdoors and I could sit by the river for days enjoying God’s truly amazing creation.

Now I’ll go back to missing the river and gorgeous trees. 🙂

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Eric & Megan: Our photo shoot w/Clary Photo

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This photo shoot was probably one of my top favorite things from 2012. Being a photographer I much prefer to be on the picture taking side of the lens but I also really love that cute guy in the photos so I wanted to have a full photo session with just the two of us. It’s really been way too long since we’ve had someone else take our pictures but I managed to talk Eric into it as part of our 7th Wedding Anniversary. It definitely gave me a renewed appreciation for all the prep a couple does before their session.  After 7 years of marriage I know for sure that Eric’s least favorite thing to do is go into any kind of store, unless it’s an Apple store. I drug him all over LA anyways before we finally found the only H&M (which happened to be in Beverly Hills) that had the lace dress I wanted. Then we had to shop for Eric so we hit another mall and couple stores before finding what we wanted. My iSanctuary necklace was a favorite piece that I wore for the shoot. iSanctuary is an amazing non-profit organization that empowers survivors of human trafficking with social-enterprising opportunities. Check them out here: isanctuary.org

I first stumbled upon a couple photos from Clary on Pinterest and started following her blog. She’s a photographer from the mid-west but was out here for a short trip. So glad she was able to fit in a photo session with us just before she left! We met up with her at Temesecal Park near Santa Monica and climbed up the mountain to take photos at the top while overlooking the ocean as the sun rose. God is amazing with the beautiful views he creates. It was gorgeous! I will cherish these photos forever. Thank you Clary, you captured us perfectly! To my love, thank you for 7 beautiful years of marriage, for praying with me in the mornings before leaving to work and giving me a reason to smile every day, even it does happen to sometimes be more of a laughing at you than a smile. 🙂 I am blessed and I love you.

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It’s been 7 years!

Wow, time flies when you are having fun! Eric and I celebrated our 7th anniversary on August 27th this year! We went out to dinner at Wood Ranch (Their garlic rolls are to die for!) and then headed to Ikea to browse and buy some new office furniture. We’re taking our real anniversary get away in a couple weeks to a beach cottage in Seabrook, WA called the Remember When Cottage. Can’t wait for that! It’s seems crazy that it’s already been seven years! We’re an old married couple now, not newlyweds anymore. 🙂  These past seven years have been some of the best of my life and I am so happy with and thankful for the man God blessed me with. Love him!

We were married in Coquille, Oregon (which is my home town) at the little church where I grew up.