Posts in Engagements
Spokane Photographer: Taylor & Lynsie's Country Engagement

Taylor loved going to Capones. Good food, good beer, friendly service. But one day when he arrived he found out that the beer he liked to drink the most (I'm guessing, but I THINK it was a Coors light in a bottle) they no longer carried, so he had to drink it from a can, or something like that. The drink isn't that important, it's the fact that it wasn't the normal thing. Lynsie, who was a server at Capones at the time noticed he was drinking something different. Now, she wasn't working at the time, rather she was just hanging out and getting some drinks with her friend Zach at the time, but she noticed anyway. The cute guy wasn't drinking his normal drink.

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Coeur d'Alene Engagement Photographer: Joe & Alison

He was Maverick. He didn't really plan it, but he figured "hey, why not, I'll go to this Halloween party". What he didn't know was that Allison had spent all last summer binge watching a movie she had never seen before - Top Gun. So when she saw him come in with his leather jacket and aviators, she knew exactly who he was.

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Spokane Engagement Photographer: Gabe & Bethany

Their family's knew each other for years, but Gabe was one of the only Varela's Bethany had never really spent any time with. She told me that she did have a crush on him. He was always the older brother who was cute, with that great smile. But they never hung out. Instead, Bethany's ties were more with Gabe's mom (who was in 4h with her) and with Gabe's siblings.

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Spokane Engagement Photos: Dillon & Mariah's Downtown Engagement

They met on Tinder. Mariah said she made sure to have plans directly following their first in-person meeting just in case Dillon was "a creep". They met at the coffee shop downtown Sandpoint, and immediately hit it off. In both Mariah and Dillon's case, they thought the other person "didn't quite look like the picture" which makes sense.

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Coeur d'Alene Photographers: Nick & Brianna's Engagement

They met at the romantic, local spot known as the Beacon. I'm sure many people know the place I'm talking about, and also know it isn't as much romantic, as it is social. Because that's who Nick and Brianna are in so many ways, social. They are so fun to talk to and be with, they have magnetic personalities. It was this trait that actually caught Nicks eye when he first met Brianna, she was just having more fun than anyone else. What ended up happening is that they both were at the bar getting drinks for their friends, and ended up talking - but then they didn't stop. They talked for several hours. This freaked Brianna out, so she called her roommate and he came and picked her up.

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