cabarete photographer. beloved. {karina + vlad + timo}

June 8, 2014

I’ve known Karina for a few years now and knew she was super cool (and a very talented photographer), but we haven’t really had a chance to connect until she became my next door neighbour in Cabarete, Dominican Republic (where Rob & I have recently ‘dropped our anchor’).

She is such a beautiful human being, inside and out,  and has an equally precious family – her love Vlad and baby Timo.

Karina & Vlad met in Cabarete some 8 years ago… ‘We got eyes for each other from our mutual little friend setting us up,’ she smiles. Apparently, this friend stirred the pot by telling Karina that Vlad liked her, and telling Vlad that Karina was into him! The rest was history.

They still live in beautiful Cabarete, but still call both Norway and Canada home.

I still remember the day Karina wrote to me and told me they were expecting a little One. It’s been so surreal to meet him in person since, hold him (aaaaaah! I have no idea what to do with babies!) and document their Family.

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Drinking lukewarm Prosecco isn’t what they typically do on Thursday nights, I promise! Karina still looks badass AND adorable doing it though.  🙂
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‘Vlad & I are massive food lovers. I LOVE to cook, and to explore, creating tasty dishes with what I have on hand. And he eats up every bite!’

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‘I have always loved kids … and dogs, and have always pictured myself surrounded with many. So, now we have started on this little journey, lets see where it takes us!’

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‘Vlad has a special gift with kids,  it’s really cool to see how kids are when hanging out with him. I love that.’

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Karina also confesses: ‘but the thing I adore about Vlad is that for 8 years now, he’s always made me feel like I am the only woman on Earth.’

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‘Timo is the best Birthday present I could have asked for. A Full moon baby!’ 

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Karina & Vlad (and baby Timo!) – we love you guys and can’t wait to make more memories when we all come back home in the fall! xoxo K+R. 

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