ulrike & craig’s first date was over six years ago — a cup of coffee and a rollerblading adventure was the plan. ulrike ambitiously decided to rollerblade to the coffee shop [why not, right?] and the distance was a little more than what she expected. she arrived forty-five minutes late, sweaty and out of breath, to find a patient craig. he later admitted he was almost about to leave but decided to hang around for a few more minutes. ulrike writes, my first impression of craig was that he was patient, tall, handsome, genuine, interesting, serious yet funny, smart, a great rollerblader and a little bit crazy… wearing shorts in the winter!
craig is an engineer, working full-time [and living part-time] in calgary and ulrike is two years into a five year medical residency in vancouver. craig flies “home” to vancouver every thursday evening and back again every monday morning — unless of course, ulrike is pulling a 80+ hour workweek and then their time apart extends until the next weekend. although life the last two years has not allowed ulrike + craig to be “together” all the time, they have managed to grow in love and relationship. they truly enjoy life together: having traveled to south africa [where ulrike was born], the philippines, turkey, syria, guatemala, nicaragua, and all over north america. craig and his family are originally from australia, so both ulrike + craig’s childhoods included regular trips back and forth between their home countries and canada. after the competition of ulrike’s residency, they hope to both be back living and enjoying life in calgary.
i am pumped for their september 2012 whistler wedding. it’s going to be exciting to celebrate with a small group of their friends and family [that have flown in from all over!] — and of course, i would love another excuse to photograph these two. enjoy!