I have known Kati & Wyatt long before they became parents. We're talking middle school, guys. And I can safely say that when I think "Parent Goals", I think of them. They are raising some of the sweetest, silliest, unique, and strong girls you will ever come across. I am so blessed to have Kati in my mom-tribe, and am so damn lucky that she only lives 3 doors away.
Now, if you know this little family, you know that they are not the "sit over there and say cheese" type.
Cue the popcorn fights, squish-squash-apple-sauce, trampoline tricks, and family gardening.......
As a wedding photographer, it has been one of my worst fears that I would unexpectedly get pregnant and have to cancel a wedding. I don't take it lightly when a couple chooses me as their wedding photographer -- I consider it an INCREDIBLE honor. There are over 100 wedding photographers in my local industry alone, and I know it is not an easy decision. So you can imagine my dismay when I was told I was due to have a baby 3 weeks before Mikey & Fiona's wedding. Now, most couples would be excited for you and your bun in the oven and carry on with their wedding plans. But not these two. The email response I received in turn, blew me away. And I quote, "Here’s an idea, and let us know what you think. We are so in love with you as a human being and with your work…and we are having trouble imagining our day being captured by anyone else. If we were to push the wedding back, would you be going back to work by then?"
Mikey and Fiona CHANGED THEIR WEDDING DATE just so they could keep me as their photographer.
I could go on and on about the beautiful energy these two put out. They are kind (they let my mom and Phoenix totally crash their wedding), beautiful souls. And I hope we get to stay friends FOREVER.
I often get asked "What is your FAVORITE thing to photograph?" It is a question that often stumps me. Weddings are my bread & butter, photographing couples is like breathing to me, boudoir photography is empowering.... but after this session with Nicole, I now know how to answer that illusive question.
I live to surround myself with fellow creatives. So you can imagine the energy and space that is created when another artists asks me to capture a bit of their creative process and soul on film -- it is powerfully inspirational.
This is Nicole. She is a musical being, a kindred spirit, and kindhearted human. I am blessed to know her, and honored to be a part of her new creative endeavor called "Koki".
I can't wait to see what she does next.