Archive for March, 2008
I had been working at my old job for about 4 months when I asked my coworker if she’d like to go to the Portland Beer Festival with me that weekend. She looked at me with a shy grin…”I would, but I kinda stopped drinking.”
“What??” I said, surprised how those words came out of a newly 21-year-old’s mouth.
She smiles again. “I’m pregnant.”
Ohhhhh! Ok. That makes more sense! haha. As soon as that thought left my head the photographer in me started thinking about her maternity session.
“I get to take pictures of you in March!”
And so I did.
Ok, so I’m officially addicted. (Like i needed yet another distraction at work…)
I’ve known Angelique and James since the first day they met. Actually, let me back up…
It was a hot June weekend in 2006. My friend Stephanie called me up and asked me if I wanted to go camping on an island with 100-200 people. Sun, water, and *hopefully* cute boys? I’m in! (Remember this is 2006. I love you Patrick ). I had just met a really sweet girl named Angelique at my friend’s bachelorette party a couple weeks before. We had been meaning to hang out so I invited her to join us at the island. Both of us were single, bored, and in need of some excitement so we headed on up to Kalama, WA!
After a long day of laying in the sun, drinking warm keg beer, and setting up our tent, it was time to mingle. Camp fire smoke filled the air as we walked up and down the beach…scoping out the selection for the evening. We stopped by the big bon fire. Everyone was illuminated by fire light and maybe more than a little buzzed. One guy caught Angelique’s eye, and I whispered in her ear that from the way he was staring at her the feeling was mutual. Some how he ended up by her side, striking up a conversation. I took my cue and wandered off to find Stephanie, crossing my fingers behind my back for my new good friend!
So as you can guess, fast-forwarding almost three years later, things went well that night on the island. They welcomed son Hayden in November and I was honored to shoot his 3 month pictures. Here are some of my favorites.
Congratulations you guys! I’m so happy to be a part of your life. Love you!!