Growing up in a tropical country, the only seasons we ever experienced are summer and rainy. The terms “foliage” and “snowman” are alien to us prior to coming to the US more than a decade ago. Now, we look forward to the beginnings of any of the 4 seasons. In the fall, mother nature transforms itself into shades of red, orange, and yellow. In the winter, cold air breaks in and snow begins to decorate rooftops. Right before the cold becomes unbearable, spring springs as trees and flowers blossom and animals come out of hibernation. Then, bright sunshine and clear skies reignite the summer and people start swarming beaches and pools.
Sam and Mike are blessed to have both fall and winter backdrops for their engagement photos. For starters, we took a stroll down Piedmont Park to witness a masterful orchestra of colors as trees began to shed leaves. In addition, we used a message-in-a-bottle theme to pay tribute to Mike’s brilliant and intimate proposal to Sam. Then, to capture the essence of winter, we had the opportunity to take some photos on the ice rink at Avalon while playing with snow flakes and making snow angels. Baby, it’s cold outside!
If anything, this experience taught us that change is not always bad. Some people, myself included, tend to stay in the comfort zone and shy away from embracing change because of the risk and uncertainty, which is understandable. But once in a while we just need to force ourselves into experiencing something new since life might take you by surprise. Who knows right?
So as we embark on this brand new journey called twenty-fifteen, let’s challenge and surprise ourselves with something we’ve never done before. Try sashimi. Go skydiving. Ask her out. Run Ironman marathon. Learn banjo. Swim with sharks. Get a six-pack (abs, not beer). Go on a mission trip. Donate blood. Make a difference. In doing so, we will live and breathe the Kardashian family motto: YOLO!