You could say Christine and I grew up together. That might be an overstatement, but as far as childhood friends go, Christine and I have known each other longer than most of my friends have known me. She knew my when I had braces and drove the '64 Bel Air. She knew me when I found out that I got to go to Biola and when my grandma died. I watched her go through high school and then college and when I moved to San Clemente I only got to see her once in a while when I made the trek to Huntington Beach for special occasions at her church. Still, I was always greeted with a hug which was very appreciated since I felt like a traitor for moving far away!

When I found out she was engaged and wanted me to take photos of her and her fiance I was so excited just to get to hang out and catch up! And when I met Robert I could see that they are perfect for each other! He is dashing, chivalrous, polite and just a plain old hoot to be around! The three of us had a great time at the San Juan Capistrano Mission just walking, laughing and getting to know each other (or re-getting to know each other).

I am so excited for their wedding next year and to see what God has in store for their life together. Here are the highlights of their shoot...


  1. Nicole on August 23, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Love the shot in front of the window! Annnnd, the shot of her ring is, um...awesome! The black and white is kickin' butt!

  2. C on August 24, 2009 at 8:29 AM

    Wow Nicole...I am so happy right now. I can't wait til we can frame a few! Thanks a million!

    Hm, I think my most fave is still that first sneak peak pic you posted - most flattering angle for us both =). And yeah, that ring shot is totally rockin!