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Katie has been a family friend of ours since she was a little baby. Seeing her grow up into such an amazing women of God has been so fun! And when she announced that she was engaged to an equally amazing man I could not wait to meet Cooper. Cooper you are truly the perfect guy for Katie! I absolutely LOVE photographing their engagement photos right next to my parents house off of Palouse Hwy here in Spokane, WA. I mean this tree in the first photo I couldn’t get over how gorgeous it was!

I asked Katie to share their engagement story with you all….. Here is what she had to say!

The proposal was on May 3rd, it was my birthday actually. I had NO idea it was going to happen. As far as I knew we were going to have to wait another year to get married because of school and finances. But what I didn’t know was that after Cooper got his “big kid” job he started saving for a ring. We went to church that morning like we do every Sunday. He told me to pack some hiking clothes and didn’t tell me any details about what we were doing or where we were going. After church he surprised me and took me to get my nails done, He said I would never pay to get it done myself (which I wouldn’t, having horses destroys nails) so he wanted to treat me. After that we went to his house and we hung out, made taco salad and I actually fell asleep. He woke me up and told me it was time to go on our adventure. So I got my hiking clothes on and off we went. We ended up going to pine bluff trail head, near 9-mile to go on a hike. This was the same spot where him and I went hiking before we were even dating, we sat at the top of the ridge and read our bibles together. I didn’t think anything of it when we got there because we had gone hiking there since and it was a fun hike with a great view. When we started up the hill to the ridge, Cooper put his jacket on, which was odd because it was hot out. I asked him why he put it on before hiking up the hill and he simply said he might be getting a cold and got chilly. But he actually had the ring in the pocket of his jacket. We got to the top and I went to sit down at the bench we had always sat at, but he suggested that we go sit at a different bench further down the ridge. So we did and after sitting for a minute he said we should go look at some flowers to our left so we did. Then we walked back up to the bench and he faced me and grabbed my hands and started talking to me seriously about how he loved me so much and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and that he wanted that day to start today. Then he got down on a knee and asked me to marry him. I was in total shock and after I said “yes” he pointed to the bushes where one of our family friends Apollos was standing taking pictures. Then he said that my parents were around the corner and we could go say hi. My mom, dad, brother, our family friends and his family from North Bend were all there. Of coarse there were a lot of happy tears even though I’m not much of a crier. We proceeded to have toasts and take pictures on the ridge overlooking nine-mile. It could not have been any more perfect!

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I loved how Katie had her hair done by the ever so talented : Katie Scheib

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Katie had her horse Chai at the engagement session which just made it that even more special since he is such a big part of her life.

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Hair | Katie Scheib

Floral Dress | Delias

White Dress | American Eagle

Cowgirl Boots | Nocona Boots

Cooper Shirt | Banana Republic

Cowboy Boots | Ariat Boots 
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Before we left Cali we took the kids on a Disneyland | California Adventures trip. It was seriously one of the busiest days ever when we went. DONT GO during Christmas Break!!!! Bad idea…..But we still had fun even though we were only able to go on a handful of rides. It was a lot of waiting in lines and picking kids up and down, running around, just keeping them happy lol

First we were just planning on going to Disneyland not both parks to try to save a little money since they are so young we didn’t need to do both. But then we heard that Disneyland was closed so we could just do California Adventures until 2:00 then they would let us into Disneyland. Thankful that they just let people pay for one park that day since there were just to many people. That just goes to show you how crazy busy it was!

After we got our tickets we headed to California Adventure and went straight to see the Frozen area. Well, bad idea it was a 2.5 hour wait. lol yup with our young ones that would have been IMPOSSIBLE. Well…manly for Jaxson. Hayley does well waiting.

Any who…we headed to get in line for the Disney Jr. Show. And that was the best wait ever for us. The kids had so much fun. It was the cutest thing to see Hayley singing along with the show. And how interactive it was just made it that Disney Magic.  I mean who doesn’t love fake snow falling, bubbles, and confetti falling from the sky.

We then just walked and waited, walked and waited. Having friends join us along the evening was so fun too. This was all in December and just seeing how much they have changed since then makes me so happy I brought my camera along to capture these memories I will never forget with them. I love them so much!

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There is something about photographing in the mountains. The peace and quite it brings can’t be put into words. The calm it brings is so soothing. Photographing this wedding with Lydia Messenger Photography was such a pleasure. She truly knows how to make you feel at ease on your wedding day. She works quickly but gets those moments that you want to have for the rest of your life

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Thank you for having me work right along side of you photographing these beautiful weddings!

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Now that I am finally settling down here in Spokane, WA I can get back to my Small Business Features! And I am telling you if you have a girl this one does not disappoint. Pitchoun Designs is oh so AMAZING I can not tell you enough. These leather hair accessories are spot on! You need to head on over to her site Pitchoun Designs and get some for your girls

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Tell me a little bit about yourself, who you are, what your company is:

My name is Lacey Obry and I am the mother of two sweet little girls, Léa (4) and Zoé (23 mo.) . I am a part-time stay at home mom with a love for crafting and gardening. I am the owner and designer of Pitchoun Designs, an accessories shop for your little ones. The name “Pitchoun” is a french term of endearment for “little ones”.

With Pitchoun Designs, I strives to make classic, minimalist accessories with a modern edge for your little ones. I want to create a style that does not get old, accessories that can grow with your child.

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