This is my friend Brittney, and her family. She and Vero took in my dear kitties for a whole year! When we transplanted ourselves from East to West, and made a cry for help on Facebook, little did I know that I would have the chance to reconnect with one of the coolest girls I ever knew from high school, and get to know Vero, each of them whose easy laughter and enthusiasm make you feel like an awesome person. I’m so grateful to have met four generations of Brittney’s family – an insight I was never privy to until now.
Brittney’s grandmother came to the states from a small fishing village in Germany. And this is the family she made.
Maureen and Todd are an international couple of mystery. Their first meeting was in Austrailia, their first few dates spanned locations thousands of miles apart – some planned, some by chance (was their first or second date in India? It’s hard to keep track!). Maureen, from Australia, and Todd from Colorado, somehow found a way to make life work, not just on the road, but across the globe. I met Maureen while in San Francisco to photograph a wedding at the very same private estate we returned to in June. She was living in Singapore at the time with Todd, who I later met over Skype. We shot their engagement session in Malibu among the brushy cliffs over looking the ocean, and now they are moving on to live life in Tokyo.
Maureen and Todd both have this incredible warmth to them. They make you feel like a life long friend when you see them – so much time passes, and they have mastered the art of making it seem like no time passed at all. And when you meet their families, it’s no surprise. Maureen’s brother was wiping her tears all day. Todd’s nieces and nephews treated him like they see him all the time. I felt like a balloon swelling up with joy and I was fit to burst by the end of the evening. I am posting this blog after much happy toiling over images with a grateful heart.
Also, this might be my biggest blog post ever. A special thanks to:
Sherrie Long (hair and makeup): http://www.sherrielong.com/
Traci Steuteville (planner): http://www.napavalleycelebrations.com/
Max Gill (florist) (510)459-5831
Elaine Bell Catering: http://www.elainebellcatering.com/
Jenn Goodrich (invites): http://www.jenngoodrich.com
Let me tell you. Traci really knows how to put together a ridiculously gorgeous affair, and I am so grateful to have been part of this amazing team again! With this amazing couple no less!!
First off I’d like to thank all of you who aided in the Bean Family Search for a kitty caregiver. We love our kitties very much – they were my first children, my long time companions while Husbone was on the road. And in the looooooong transition of moving to across our beautiful country to California while very much pregnant, we haven’t had the privilege to live with them in quite some time. And so we are incredibly grateful to have found someone who took them in for the past year, and when they just couldn’t keep them anymore, we are eternally grateful someone could step in and help us out for a few more months.
And that’s life with a baby. It’s more about saving money than it is about our creature comforts. It’s about paying off debt, making financially wise decisions, taking advantage of this opportunity to live rent free, especially since we will barely be home over the next 5 months and it behooves us to pinch our pennies so when we do move, we are on more sturdy ground. We made this decision for what’s best for our family, and thank YOU all for banding together on behalf of the Bean Family to help us make the best choice, and not have to give up our furry children in the process. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
for the Happy Ending to our plight! And to truly THANK YOU we are offering:
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In the meantime, here is a little taste of what we’ve been up to – coming soon to the blog!