Nik & Lindi. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Nik and Lindi from our time together in the Air National Guard. I’ve known them both separately and as a couple and I have to say, together they bring out the best in one another. They asked me to be their photographer the night of their engagement and I was incredibly honored! And when they told me they were getting married in Lake Tahoe, I was pumped!

Their Story. Nik first saw Lindi in 2010 while he was on a base tour, but it wasn’t until their 2014 Guam deployment where their initial glances at one another became something more. While they were in Guam, they decided to get scuba certified and became scuba diving partners. They spent lots of time studying together, being breathing buddies, working on dive techniques and often times they’d come back from their dive to find that everyone else had gone out for the night, so it left a lot of time for them to spend getting to know each other without any other distractions. After Guam, their career paths changed. Nik was selected for a pilot position and Lindi shortly after. Their friendship grew from there. It started out by texting each other about training questions, talking about how nervous they were for their pilot training, and meeting up in Texas to watch their first rodeo together. Soon they were planning monthly weekend meetups, attending weddings as each other’s dates and it quickly became a friendship that neither one of them wanted to lose. The rest, as they say, is history. 

Their Session. These two love to travel, they’re both pilots in the Air Force and proud owners of Lucy the Airstream, so for their engagement session we headed out to Moab, Utah to photograph inside Canyonlands National Park. Lindi really had her heart set on watching the sun rise over the Mesa Arch. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person, but this view was well worth waking up for. Utah definitely exceeded all of my expectations (It’s GORGEOUS!), and this engagement session is one of my top favorites to date. After we spent some time getting all the shots, we took our rented Jeep Wrangler down Shafter Offroad Trail. I sat in the backseat terrified, but it was still a very cool and unforgettable experience.

Nik and Lindi! I can’t believe we’re nearly a month out from your wedding! I can’t wait to be there as you two start a brand new chapter in your lives together as a married couple!