nick + emily | wedding

i've known nick and emily for short while now. you may remember their fun cross country engagement shoot. they are adventurers. fun and comfortable to be around. you can't help but love emily because she has a sweet, honest and loving soul. if you aren't being real with her, she'll call you out and won't give up until the truth is told. on easter, back when emily was just four years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. this easter weekend, it was fitting to celebrate being 20 + years cancer free and new beginnings...

the ceremony was at the very same church emily's mother and father got married.  so of course, we needed to re-enact this photo of the groomsman...

"the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. these persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. beautiful people do not just happen."

-elizabeth kubler ros

luke + sarah | engagement session

before we started, they seemed a bit anxious about what to do in the photos. i simply said "give me lots of PDA and be really in love"

and that is exactly what they did. you can't tell how cold they were, thanks to dreamy lighting we had.

afterwards, they treated me to a dinner at brasa.

everybody wins!

matt + rachel | a proposal story

this story begins one week ago...

(phone conversation between matt and me)


matt: goooood morning, megan! um, i uh, bought rachel a ring, and um... im going to propose to her... tonight! at her school. brooke [rachel's daughter] knows about it. she's keeping it a secret!

me: whuuuuut!!!?? ohmigoodness!! for real??? tonight??? can i come?? i'll take pictures!! we're going to need a video camera, we need someone who can tape it...ahhhhh!! what are you going to say to her! she's gonna freak out! i'm so excited!!

matt: you are?? oh, good, me too!


so i called the school and we arranged to be there around 7:20. the teacher knew. matt rented a tux and was going to have a bouquet of flowers. everything was perfect!

until i got a text that said, "not going to school tonight...bad ear ache."


fast forward one week (yesterday)

same game plan. same secret kept. brooke (7 years old) held it in and we were SO proud. she said she had a few close calls.

one example:

brooke: mom i picked out new shoes for the wedding!!!

rachel: what wedding???????

brooke: ummmmmm whatever wedding we go to!!

(nice one!)

he originally wanted to burst into her classroom and ask her, but due to security reasons, he stood by the entrance and waited for her class to go on break.

welp... i suppose you'd like to see some pictures now...



brooke kept giving him little pep was adorable

the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ;)