Tell me that you never want to leave me. You and I, we are here till the end. I am not going to lie that my life is in this amazingly crazy amount of head spinning, as we ask ourselves why we have done this to ourselves. We have chosen to take everything we have come to know as normal and make a change on every angle possible. We have decided to sell our house in Elk Grove, to buy a new house in Sacramento and most importantly to open a new office in Sacramento and get The Goodness a new home. Marriage too is about change, though for the most part we feel it is a much slower and easier change to handle than the bag of crazy change we are carrying on our shoulders right now. Marriage is a slow burning change that you don’t wake up one day and say, “aha, so this is what it is to be married”. Instead, it is this fondness that, for me, grew and grew out of a desire to have my heart filled the particular brand of craziness my wife brought to the table, while she too, for some reason, wanted to be a part of my craziness too. We wanted to keep dreaming up crazy dreams together each new day. I wanted the adventures to continue, and I knew marriage was something that would become amazing, but I did not know why at first. Marriage grew, just as our family is now growing, and allows a new knot to tie us together, a knot that strengthens each day. I look back now and am flabbergasted that almost 1/3 of my life has been spent with Lisa by my side. The time passed is both a blink of the eye, and a trail of endless memories filling my mind with not just joy, but pain too that has strengthened us. I will never forget that we have had hard days together, both in tears, but it was ok, we tell each other that we are still here to support the other. It is ok that we do not know what we are doing, and figuring out each new day what it is to be a husband, wife, mother, father, son, daughter, boss, and coworker. We have learned to embrace the uniqueness we each have to offer as we fill the others greatest weakness. This is marriage, and it is our love. The crazy thing is we get to see that love, and that crazy so often, which is a reminder that many of us choose a partner that helps make us stronger. Seeing that in Joe in Monica is an understatement. I hope you love their Park Winters love story. It is a story that took one adorable 80yr old landlord to set these two on on a blind date, and here you can witness their marriage. You could not be more thankful for you two having us out at Inn at Park Winters to help capture your family and friends celebrating your love!
Nick and Stacy love a good adventure together. In fact, that is one of the most important things these two do—enjoy time and have an adventure or two with each other. Now, every adventure doesn’t mean running out of town every moment they can. It can even mean hanging out at home with their new big puppy and having a glass of wine, to a fun evening out to dinner. These two really thought long and hard about a special location for their engagement session and they came up with a place we love. Their home. Their first home together. Photographing in a couple’s home is such a special place because it is where this where a family lives, it is where so much of a couple’s relationship flourishes. Where you sleep, read, hangout with friends and loved ones, and just be together. Home is where Nick and Stacy will live when they get married next year, it is where they already have so many fun memories together. We love it because these photos will always remind them of the memories together in this house. When Stacy told us she was inviting us into their home to capture their engagement photos Lisa and I could not have been more excited. Here are a few of ours favorites!
So the first thing you should know is how these two started dating. One day Keith went over to Danielle’s with chinese food and a movie. He had bought a fortune cookie beforehand and taken out the fortune and replaced it with his own. It was to ask her out to his fraternity’s formal. After dinner Keith ever so carefully offered a bowl of fortune cookies to Danielle but she declined. Keith persisted and still Danielle declined. He had to actually put it in her hand to have her take one. Luckily though for Keith she opened the cookie and everything started to make sense. Thank goodness the fortune brought them both some very good luck and an extremely sweet relationship.
Keith and Danielle also brought Roscoe. This little guy was running around having a great time at the park!
They also told us about this mural they loved in downtown. Funny thing was that same mural was one Lisa and I loved and had always wanted to go to for photos. Well when these two told us they loved the mural we had to stop by before we headed to CSUS. The place where this whole relationship started.
CSUS…since they met here through their fraternities it was very important to end at Sac State. It was such a nice evening and we could even see the moon!
Thank you so much Keith and Danielle for sharing your story and having us here to capture who you to are. We can not wait to see you again soon!