Happy Thursday! Today, I want to throw it back to the year 2015, almost two years ago to the date. My brother, Niels, Facetimed me one evening. This was super weird because he had literally never Facetimed me in the history of our lives together.
I don't really do video calls in general either. Every time it happens and someone calls me that way, I kind of jump up with this sudden anxiety and feel the urge to look in a mirror to find out just how obvious it is that I am still in pajamas in the middle of the afternoon (Yes, wonderful clients, I edit your photos in my pajamas). But this was my brother, and it was late enough in the day for pajamas anyway, so crisis averted. I answered.
My brother and his girlfriend were sitting on the couch together, not really doing a great job at containing their excitement. I knew something was up but didn't know what.
"We're engaged!!" they announced.
I think I just rolled my eyes and said, "well, FINALLY."
Niels and Camille have known each other for over a decade now and have been through more extreme experiences in life together than many 50 year olds I know. It's possible I knew they would be married before they even realized it themselves. They travel together all the time, and I realized immediately their wedding day wouldn't be ordinary. They've since started their own travel & adventure project called Couple a Wanderers and you can follow their journey via their blog, Instagram, or Facebook.
Niels and Camille decided to have a small ceremony in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, where Niels and I spent our teenage years growing up with our family. The wedding wouldn't have been possible without some effort and creativity from every single guest, which made it all the more DIY and special when I was asked to take photos of the day.
A special thank-you goes out to Costa Rica wedding photographer Sarah Yunker who helped capture the things I couldn't be in two places for, and thank-you to 75% of the guests who are photographers and/or filmmakers themselves. I can't take credit for all these photos, as my camera was passed around the dance floor all night long. It was truly a group effort, and this little corner of the world holds a special place in our hearts.