Tamara and Russell // Engaged!

I first met Tamara on a beach. We were in the whitest girls in the entire Caribbean, which meant that we instantly bonded over constantly needing to lather ourselves in SPF. We were both on the island of La Isla Mujeres for her brother's wedding, which I was shooting alongside Brandon Werth! Brandon and I had SO much fun with this family and after all of the festivities were done, Tamara and I stayed in touch! We became great friends - we share an equal love for celebrity trash, white wine and the latest trends. But more importantly, we share a love for good style and good taste! Tamara has been one of my biggest cheerleaders and fans over the years, so when she asked me to photograph her wedding to her longtime-love, Russell, of course I said yes! I met Russell for the first time during their engagement session and I absolutely love these two together! They seriously have so much fun and are simply a perfect fit! The couple will officially be getting hitched on 12-12-12 this year; however, you'll see lots of this bride on the blog before then! This weekend, I am heading to San Francisco with Tamara and her bridesmaids for a photo shoot and I couldn't be more excited! We are bound to have a blast in a beautiful location..and not to mention, tons of shenanigans! But, more on that next week...

For their engagement session, Russell and Tamara went back to the place where they had their first date, the Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis. The two actually hadn't been back since that date, years ago, so we simply sat, reminisced and had a couple of drinks!

Congratulations to Tamara and Russell on their engagement! Can't wait for the big day!