You know what?

I love it when I get to revisit my brides and grooms from the past.

I love it that I get to have long term friendships with people who I meet once, share in their big day – then in their lives for years to come.

I do have the best job ever, I really really do.

Krista and Colin stole your hearts when they first appeared on my blog in 2006 at their wedding in big sur, California and have been featured on every single website update I have had since (including my current one here)

I recently made a trip to where they live in San Jose California to visit this family 8 years later.

They are the most beautiful family and thank goodness for Facebook, I have the opportunity to see what all my couples are up to now.

With both kids going off to college and leaving home, Lauren thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to surprise her mom.

Vancouver portrait photographer family pictures photos


Lauren + Zach – you have both grown up to be such great young adults. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

and these girls – there is nothing but love I have for these 2 beauties



mother and daughter OR sisters???!

Thank you SO much Lauren for helping arrange all this.   You are so wonderful and this was such a beautiful gift for both me + your mom!!







be- uuuuu- tiful family!!




and of course Krista and the special men in her life.

Krista, I am so glad our paths crossed at such a chance meeting and that our friendship has lasted over many years.

You truly are a gift in my life, I look forward to seeing you again (soon!!)  I love you so much. xoxo