Mandi & Mike are adventurous, quirky, and warm people. They are two independent and ambitious people who push each other to be the best versions of each other. When they asked me to model for them in Taos, I could not have been more excited. But of course, I had to steal them for a few pictures myself!
Mandi and Mike have probably one of my favorite proposal stories to date. A couple months into their relationship, Mike wrote Mandi a note. All sealed up, he told her “you can’t read this until I say so.” Years pass by, the note still hiding in the various homes they moved into. Last winter, they went snowshoeing with one of their friends in the mountains. When their friend told them to pose for a few pictures, Mike took out the note for Mandi to read. It is a heartfelt love note. At the bottom of the letter, he asks her if she’ll marry him. She looks down from the note to see Mike down on one knee, with a ring he designed for her.