Rekindling relationships that go back a few years is always exciting. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time has flown by when you’re playing catch up with friends. With Caroline, I am brought back to my time spent at Moorpark Community College taking Human Physiology. Fast forward 4 years later and she is a nurse who obtained her M.S.N. from her dream school, UCLA, and is marrying the man of her dreams, Dr. Mike Beak.
I can tell you all about the great time Connie & I had photographing Caroline & Mike’s Engagement Lifestyle Session, but what hits it home for me is the personal attachment they have for the locations we shot at. My words can’t do it any justice, so I would like to share with you the caption from Caroline’s Instagram.
“UCLA will always hold a special place in my heart. I knew I had to request to @stewartuy that some engagement photos be taken there. As a child, it was ALWAYS my dream school for studying nursing, it’s where I completed my MSN, and it’s where my dad is currently being treated for with the best hem/onc team! Lastly, the only reason why my dad was re-considered for surgery… well that’s all thanks to the handsome guy holding my hand who keeps me smiling everyday! Just had to share :) Thanks Stewart, I will always cherish these photos!”
Rereading that reminds me of how blessed I am. I not only get to do what I enjoy, but I am invited to the places that mean the most to my friends. I’m overwhelmed with joy knowing that these portraits hold a special place in their hearts. Without further ado, I’m proud to present Caroline & Mike’s El Matador and UCLA Engagement Lifestyle Session! Enjoy!