AWWww, you guys! I love seeing old clients. And by “old” clients, I mean that when I walked up to greet Michelle and Richard underneath the water tower in American Tobacco, they were both rocking back and forth in side-by-side rocking chairs on their phones and our conversation at one point turned to crocheting and sewing. **drumroll, cymbal crash** But seriously folks! Michelle and Richard are 2015 wedding clients and I was so grateful to see them again! They were in town for Richard’s sister’s wedding and decided to take some updated couple photos with me around American Tobacco. They’ve since moved to Illinois, a couple hours south of Chicago, where Richard teaches sociology and Michelle does lab stuff that sounded kind of complicated. They have cats that they did not bring with them despite me asking (Michelle said they had book club but I suspect a cover up) but we did discuss the cats a lot, as well as our love for Murray Hewitt and podcasts (including one that’s literally all about U2 which can sidle up right besides my all-Pearl-Jam podcast – I’m such a dork). Michelle and Richard are great people and I like them a lot.
Caity and Kevin are two very charming individuals who bonded with us over a love of midcentury furniture and cats. They came to our house and talked about these things, and also television, and also cocoa. We are very lucky to have their wedding next year where we trust Kevin will climb things and make all of us nervous. Kevin likes to climb a lot of things. A requirement for the engagement session was to find climbable trees for Kevin. So we found a park with a lot of climbable… abandoned… cement… stuff?? and a few trees. The trees were tall and we thought Kevin would just stick to climbing the climbable… abandoned… cement… stuff?? that was closer to the ground but he did not. He went straight for a giant tree and climbed it like a small, swift cat who then almost needed the local fire department to come rescue him. But instead he jumped down from a great height, making the rest of us concerned for his knee and hip health, and moved right along. I’m fairly certain that if any wedding guests are reading this that a great wedding gift would be a very elaborate and tall gym set for Kevin, or perhaps a rock climbing wall. I’m not sure what to get Caity yet but a good bet would maybe be classes on how to set broken limbs and other basic first aid courses to support Kevin’s climbing habit.
They are both cute, adore their cat Haley (even though Caity had to be converted into loving Haley), and like pineapple on pizza (ew, we are working on changing their minds about this). They also really like Durham. They had their first date at Cocoa Cinnamon and returned to the scene of the crime with us, as well as several other important spots that were important to their relationship with each other and also Durham. We like them and they make us laugh.