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  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Home is Wherever I’m With You…

About six months ago I had entitled one of my posts “The Perks of Being Married to a Photographer“, and I feel like today’s post should just be a repeat; or maybe I should just call it “The Perks of Being Married to a Perkes”, and not just any ‘Perkes’…. NATE Perkes. He has, yet again, let me accompany him on another adventure across the globe, this time to ARUBA!!
On the trip mentioned above to Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to meet one of the most ADORABLE and vivacious, successful, energetic, happy, enthusiastic and spunky girls that I have ever met. We got to know each other on a hike that consisted of like… 2,000 stairs and 95% humidity through a rabid monkey infested rain forest. You can really get to know a person in those conditions.
Anyways, Nicole and I have kept in touch over the months, and I plan on keeping her ‘close’ forever. On her flight down to Costa Rica, her then boyfriend NOW husband Faruk, proposed to her 30,000 feet in the air. Nate shot their Engagements while on the beach in Costa Rica and they decided to have him do their Wedding as well… in ARUBA, and that’s why we came.
You know, words can’t describe what it was really like and I exhaust myself trying to come up with some way to do it. So instead we’ve put together a video that hopefully can help depict our travels better than my fumbling poetic attempts to do the trip justice.
At first I questioned Nate’s song choice for this video, but after I heard the line “Home is WHEREVER I’m with you” I decided that it was simply perfect.

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Anonymous - Loooooove it!!!!! It was like a tv video journey and soooo special to watch!!! Like you can see your relationship and the partnership, togetherness you both share….and that song fits! Luisa!!! I cried when I read what you wrote xoxoxoxo I miss you both!!!! Love, Nicole! we just loved the video!!!

Pappa Perkes - I agree with Kate! The first part of the video, before you get to Animoto, is the best stuff you have done. YOU ARE A VIDEOGRAPHER!!! And the first time I heard the song choice I thought it was odd, but because I have now watched this fun video several times, I am loving the song . . . and humming it in my mind! Very cool!

And sorry to all the Perkes ladies, the weird face pulling trait may have been a genetic defect passed on from Pops!

Kate Perkes - Guys! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS VIDEO!! Nate… I am yet to see you take a serious picture.. why does this trait run in the perkes boy family. I swear you all do it!! HAHA… This is my favorite video by far! Love the live and still images combined.. SO MUCH FUN!!.. Makes me want to do more video.

Nate funny funny song choice!! haha… but it actually works!

Love You Two!

Our Family - Amazing! It's no aruba but wish we could have you guys do our family pics here in dallas :)

Kelley - This was so awesome!!!!! Love the video. You two are SO cute!

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