I’m in love with this beautiful lakeside engagement shoot by Megan Robinson… and since the gorgeous bride to be has told such a wonderful story I’ll leave you with her lovely words!
“When looking for ideas and inspiration for our June engagement session I kept asking my self, Where is the most special place for us? What location will highlight us and our relationship? It was an “no brainer” to head back to the place where our child hood memories began.
Ryne and I first met at the age of 14 in 1999. I remember there was something special about him that made my young heart flutter. Years later, in August 2011 our lives reconnected. From that moment it was instant…t,he flood of emotion came rushing back. Now, 2 years later on October 5th 2013 we will become husband and wife. We were 14 when we met and now almost 14 years later we are writing the next chapter of our lives … this time together.
Although there are hundreds of lakes close to our home in Eastern Washington I believe it is fate that made Priest Lake, Idaho such a beloved place to both our families. It is about a 2 hour drive from the city, and well worth the ride. My first camping trip to Luby Bay on the shores of Priest Lake Idaho was around the age of 5. I can vividly remember the beautiful beach, the cold water, and the endless hours of bike riding around the 3 loops of the campground. Every summer it became tradition to spend a week at our home away from home on Priest Lake. Ryne was in grade school when his family bought a piece of land only minutes away from the campground where I grew up. His childhood summers were spent on the water, hiking, fishing, and riding motorcycles with his brother. I’m sure at some point over the years our paths crossed at one of the quaint little stores near the lake or even at Hills or Elkin’s resort playing on the beach as kids.
Ryne and his family built a cabin on their property when he was in high school. The family cabin has become a weekend ritual for us and our family on the warm summer weekends as well as the snowy winter months. This past December, Ryne and I snuck away for a quick weekend at the cabin… just the two of us. We drove in on the tail of a winter storm dumping snow on the area. We spent that evening with out power by the cabin’s wood stove. It couldn’t have been a more perfect setting when Ryne asked me to be his wife.
This summer, our engagement shoot took place at a lake near and dear to our heart. A place where memories have been made, a place where our children will create memories of their own.“