I’ve been pretty fortunate in my business and have gotten the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing clients. Something that I don’t get to do very often is work with people that I actually know, and that was just the case for this Rosalia engagement session.
I’ve know Anita since I lived in Othello during high school. We were in Leadership together, and we hung out with the same groups of people. I remember her happy, smiling face in the halls all the time, even though she is a couple years younger than me. I was so excited when she reached out to me asking to be her wedding photographer!
The way she and Bryce met is nothing new to me, but some time people react a little strangely when they hear that someone had met their significant other on Tinder. Anita laughed when we were chatting about it Saturday night, and she said “have YOU ever tried dating someone from Pullman as an adult?!” She made a good point! Pullman usually consists of 18-21 year olds, or as she said “40 years olds, with kids, and they’re generally married.” It wasn’t until one day when they found each other on Tinder that things started to happen. She told me that she played hard to get pretty well, and he agreed. HA! They went on a few dates together, and after the third, were pretty hard to separate.
Bryce’s family is fourth generation farmers out in the Rosalia-Pine City area!! It was fun to talk a little farming with him (even though we’re not doing it anymore) and hear about their operation. I was excited when these two asked if I would be willing to come to them and shoot out on the farm! I was even more excited about it when I found out how Bryce proposed to Anita.
It was just another normal day, feeding cows. Once they had just finished, they were working on cleaning the feeder. Anita told me she was just taking pictures of her dog, and thinking about how adorable he was (and IS) and Bryce was “cleaning something underneath”. Anita told me when she finally turned around, Bryce was on his knee with the ring and said “Babe, I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” and it was MAGICAL! And the cows moo’d with approval.
NATURALLY, we had to go back and listen to the cows moo-ing their approval for our first location during the shoot. We spend the evening driving around the farm, and there were SO many cool spots that we had to use them all! I cannot wait to celebrate with these two on their wedding day this fall, and I KNOW it’s going to be absolutely perfect!
Bryce and Anita, thanks for showing me around the farm and being THE BEST location scouts!! 🙂