I first met Brandi a few years ago in Rome, where we were both doing coursework for our writing Master Degree program, through Hopkins. Brandi is one of those people who is instantly likeable, with a bright smile, and a great laugh. As the years have gone by, I’ve watched as Brandi has lived life in one of the truly most adventurous and exciting manners I could imagine. You know that person who has that ability to set their sights on something and just do it? That’s Brandi. Whether it has been picking up and moving clear across the country or globe, or compiling essays for published book which she edited, or getting a gorgeous tattoo she designed herself — Brandi is creative, interesting, and truly beautiful. On one of these adventures — working in Alaska — Brandi met Nate. Nate works as a guide, leading other adventurers in Alaska or the Northwest on fishing expeditions — so it’s easy to see how this adventurous spirit runs through both of them. Maybe that’s why they’re such a great fit for each other. Or maybe it’s just because they really can just be themselves around each other. Either way, I was proud to do this engagement shoot for them and I hope their lives together are amazing — I can’t wait to see what’s in store!