Paul & Katie: Engaged

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking some engagement photos for our good friends, Paul & Katie. We love these two so much - they're basically two of the coolest people we know. Luke & Paul were roommates for years & years & we've recently been doing a lot of travelling with them (New Orleans, Mexico... & I can't wait to see where we all go next!). I had so much fun snapping these photos for them (just wait until you scroll down and see the the most adorable church...). I hope they enjoy them, too :) Can't wait for your wedding in December!!

- Photos © Holly Copeland -
^do you see that? I have a new last name :)

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Our Summer Bucket List

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Here in the Northwest we take full advantage of the summer months. The weather is usually pretty darn amazing & we try to be outdoors as much as humanly possible. In the last few years, I've pieced together "Summer Bucket Lists" for all the summer activities I'd like to partake in. Here is my 2013 version... What's on yours??

1. Visit as many Portland parks as we can
2. Organic Brewers Festival &&& Oregon Brewers Festival (we love our beer!)
4. Make a few trips up to Seattle
5. Host a backyard BBQ
6. Do a few photo shoots
8. Go Camping
9. Ride the BrewCycle (if you didn't believe me before, we REALLY love our beer!)
10. Do our kitchen remodel

See some of my previous summer bucket lists here... 20122011.

We're Back!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

We're back from 10 amazing days in Cabo San Lucas! Words can't even begin to describe how special this trip was. We had a grand total of 40 of our closest family members & friends in attendance to help us celebrate our marriage. Being able to celebrate on the beach, in the sun & without a care in the world was the absolute best feeling. Luke & I truly have the best parents - we both are beyond blessed with our in-laws. Our friends are out of this world amazing as well. Everyone got along perfectly & everyone was commenting on how much fun everyone was. Existing friendships were strengthened & new friendships formed. I never want to vacation again without this group :) To say that we had the time of our lives is a complete understatement. I still have to unpack, do laundry, upload 700+ photos & attempt to tackle my inbox - wish me luck adjusting back to reality... I can't wait to share the details of our trip & our wedding with you :)

(iPhone photo from my aunt Holly)

June Goals

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My goals are going to be rather short this month. I'm really worried about the first item on my list (because I forget everything!). But those that two, those are going to be the best!

- Don't forgot anything when packing for Mexico
- Don't get sunburned before our wedding day
- Have the best time in Mexico!

May Goals
- Stick with our Health/Fitness Plan! I haven't talked about it on the blog yet, but Luke & I have a PLAN & we've been sticking to it! We've been working really hard towards changing our health & fitness routines. We've each lost 12 pounds so far (did you hear that!!!??) We feel amazing & are loving the results. The best thing is that it isn't a diet, it's more of a lifestyle change. Ohhh and the wedding is next month, so it's crunch time (no pun intended, hehe) YES YES and YES! Luke & I have been doing great for a few months & I am officially down 15 pounds! Go me!
- Volunteer! We have some friends that take one day a month & use that day to volunteer in their community for a day. I do some volunteering at work, but not nearly enough as I'd like to. I volunteered twice this month
- More photography practice! I was just recently asked to take 6 months photos for a friends baby girl! I'm excited for the opportunity because I think it will be great practice!  I did family photos a few weekends ago for a family that has four kiddos! It was so much fun! I'm still working my way through photo edits - but it was great practice for me!
- Shampoo those dang carpets! It WILL happen in May. It will.  We purchased a package on Groupon to have our carpets cleaned, that's one step closer, right?! Although we didn't get them actually cleaned in May like we had wanted to, we decided that we should wait until after the craziness of the wedding is over... plus, every