Colten + Michelle

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We are so excited to share another love story with you today!  Meet Colten and Michelle! This sweet couple met on a blind date through a mutual friend.  The sparks flew so high on that first date that Colten declared to his matchmaking friend he was going to marry that girl!

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After a second date with each of their dogs in tow, Michelle said they were "attached at the hip!"  Soon they moved in together, and rescued their dane-lab mix, Keira.  

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Colten followed through with his declaration exactly one year after rescuing Keira, who carried the engagement ring to Michelle on her collar. Of course Keira will be the ring bearer at their vineyard wedding this summer.

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We had so much fun with them on this dreamy sunset engagement session.  And oh what a romantic, rustic setting!  Congratulations Michelle and Colten! We can't wait to capture your special day!

Engagement photos...and beyond!

One thing the two of us never grow tired of is seeing couples through so many stages of their lives.  We've photographed friends, and become friends with those we photographed.  It really is the best job in the world to us.

For a lot of the couples we know, our journey together starts with engagement photos.  This past spring we photographed Gabe and Melissa's engagement session, and three weeks ago we captured their wedding in Bend. 

Enjoy some of their chilly spring photos (where they obviously had no problem snuggling to keep warm!).  Stay tuned for the photos from the next stage - the wedding!