April 8, 2011 In engagements, photography

point grey engagement: veronica&henry

i love awkward. i do. i love those stories, i thought she was into me, but then i wasn’t sure, and i didn’t want to assume, so i played it cool. and, i thought HE was into me, seemed to be pursuing, but i wasn’t sure, because all of a sudden he backed off, ignored me half the time. it’s awkward. sometimes the beginning of a dating relationship can make for a pretty funny story. ;) veronica and henry have one of those stories. they met in high school, but never really knew each other, just knew of one another through high school sports. henry is a couple of years older than veronica, which made their friend groups completely different. after high school, they found themselves at the same university and sports brought them together once again.

it was at an intramural volleyball game that veronica spotted henry across the room. in her words, i waved at him, he ignored at me [literally pretended that he didn’t see me.] then he messaged me online and asked if i had waved at him. he was really, really shy i learned quite quickly. now, this is my favourite part. the other side of the story. especially being a girl, we always have a one-sided perspective. when you look back, you get to hear both sides. henry writes, i made eye contact with this girl and she was waving at me wildly. she looked like Veronica but i wasn’t sure. i have a fear of making mistakes with faces/names so i pretended like i didn’t see her. later that afternoon i went online and asked if it was her… she thought I was the biggest loser for not saying hi. well, apparently not TOO much of a loser, henry! because these two started hanging out with a mutual friend.

the first hang-out was at tim horton’s. so good. nice and casual. after the night, henry called veronica up. they talked on the phone for a few hours. henry gave no reason for calling, just, hey. it’s henry. [oh, blog readers, i’m reading farther into their questionnaire and i just laughed out loud. this is so great. i love these two.] one night in the spring, veronica was studying and henry drove all the way from UBC [farthest corner of vancouver pretty much] just to bring her a coffee. but he didn’t stay. he opened the door, dropped off the coffee and said, have a good night. henry reflects, i think veronica knew i was interested cause i drove all the way! i would call her later and act like everything was normal… she thought i was very awkward.

the next step in this whole let’s-be-in-a-relationship thing is actually asking the girl. i love this part of the story. veronica & henry hung out for the entire summer and veronica’s friends were starting to wonder about the whole thing. [staring to wonder? they are girls. they talked! ha!] henry says that she knew i was interested but i had never come right out and said it. i guess it’s part of my personality to keep things to myself and to keep her guessing. — hahaha, waiting and guessing is the worst. ;) it was one summer evening, the two drove to the beach and henry officially asked veronica to be his girlfriend. the kicker? veronica was super upset with henry because he took his freaking time (the entire summer) to ask that question. veronica flipped the script on him and asked for five reasons why she should be his girlfriend. henry writes, i was more caught up on the fact that i had to give her five reasons (who asks for five reasons?) — that i kissed her five times and she said yes!

i love it. i love it all. i also think this was one of the funniest hours i’ve had in the past week. we were blessed with ridiculously amazing weather. i will see you two in JULY! :)

to view more of veronica & henry’s point grey engagement session click here for a slideshow!

  • You have captured the joy and excitement of true love. Beautiful images!

  • This is the best! I love it!

  • I love the name Henry. I love Henry’s hoodie. I love Veronica’s cargo jacket (one of those is on my spring style must-have list…er, make that want-have list ;) And funny enough, her boyfriend blazer? Just found myself a cute one of those two weeks ago! So, yeah, I think I could be her friend :)

    Cute work Jamie!

  • they’re adorable!!!!!!

  • Sarah Penner

    This is one of the happiest couples I’ve seen a while. Their giggles and smiles are contagious!

  • Haha such a cute story! So real life too, and Im glad it all worked itself out in the end! :)

  • I love this story… might be one of my favs from your brides & grooms! And the photos, stunning. I’m a little jelly of that beautiful weather you have!

  • Kris Hinh

    Such a great story and a great loving couple. =)

  • Laura Kastelein

    “that i kissed her five times and she said yes!” …so cute! as are the photos. Thanks for being inspiring ;)

  • They are laughing in every shot- so great!

  • Jamie Melissa

    Love everything about this blog. H and V are super cute and their story is so sweet!

  • They’re adorable!!

  • laragilmore

    i love how you captured their love for each other! such a happy and cute couple, love it !:)

  • such an adorable couple!

  • Good post and great images. They really look as though they are into one another. Cool!

  • I love the JOY that is bursting out from these photographs! What a good-looking couple! Terrific photos!

  • haha, loved reading their story. Beautiful images. Such fun locations and light!

  • Shanna Elizabeth

    Awwww! Jamie these are soo pretty! =)

  • love all the laughs you captured! and the fun “how we got together story.” and the beautiful cherry blossoms!

  • Yen

    these are sweet jamie. :)

  • bahaha I loved reading this post! SO GOOD! they are adorable!

  • Josephine

    I LOVE how you make your engagement shots look so happy and capture the celebration of people getting together! I’m not a photographer but love looking at your blog just because it brings such joy!

  • Kelly

    They look so in love! I’ve just entered a relationship, and I feel so giddy from happiness! :)))What an amazing story these 2 have. Thank you for sharing.

  • Naomi

    BEAUTIFUL. They look so happy!!! Good job, Jamie!

  • these are wonderful Jamie!
    awesome couple and their love just radiates through the photos! awesome captures ;)


  • Can I just say, I love your blog? I came over here for the giveaway and am just loving it! I am so glad I found it and I am now a follower. Can’t wait to see some more awesome images!

  • What a lovely couple! You did a great job, love all the pics!

  • Oh my gosh, what a cute couple. I want to befriend them. Looks like they’d just immediately put you in a good mood! :) Love them Jamie!!!

  • Love love love these shots! What a sweet couple, always laughing! Love how you told their story along the way.

  • I love your photographs and your blog! Love also how you told their story! :)

  • helenlam

    you have capture the best of the two! Veronica’s beautiful laughter and Henry’s cute awkwardness! xoxo