Christine and Mike are completely fantastic. They are both super funny and fun! I loved seeing how they could play around with each other but then also have really serene, romantic moments that were so sweet to capture.
Christine and Mike rented a whole picnic setup, along with an awesome tandem green bike from Vintage Origami which was such a fun addition for photos!! I loved the mix of bright primary colours combined with vintage pieces and apples galore. I wanted to bite into the whole setup … like I did to one of the apples post shoot. ; ) Christine also hired Melissa Craven to do her makeup (Melissa you rock!) and Christine, being a hairdresser, beautifully styled her own hair.
Speaking of bicycles, Christine and Mike have a funny bike story from a trip to Brazil they took together where Mike wanted to go on an 8km bike ride. Christine grew up in an active family but had never learned to ride a bike. However, she wanted to impress Mike and just assumed ‘it was like riding a bike’ as the saying goes. “I now understand what that saying actually means,” Christine laughed. “After about a km down this hill in 30 degree heat, Mike stops me and asks when the last time I rode a bike was. I looked down and said never. He kind of panicked because the road was so dangerous and made us walk our bikes all the way back to the hotel. It’s funny the crazy stupid things we do for love.”
Christine and Mike are so smitten and I’m super excited to photograph their wedding in 2013! Yippeee!
Vintage decor rentals (picnic, tandem bicycle, etc): Vintage Origami
Makeup: Melissa Craven