It seems a theme in my life over the past few months is that the internet really does make the world a lot smaller. Mike and Thao are huge music fans and a few years ago reached out via myspace (remember that?!) to get in touch with my husband's old band for a surprise birthday party in Austin, Texas where they live. To make a long story short, they've become friends, and make an annual visit up here to the west coast to enjoy the forests, ocean and mountains surrounding Vancouver. I had the pleasure of doing portraits for them on their recent visit. These two are a joy to be with and their love and care was easy to translate into photographs.