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point grey engagement: veronica&henry

April 8, 2011

engagements

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!

  1. Denise

    April 8th, 2011 at 7:41 am

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

  2. Majesta

    April 8th, 2011 at 7:46 am

    This is the best! I love it!

  3. Gail

    April 8th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    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!

  4. Holly

    April 8th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    they’re adorable!!!!!!

  5. Sarah Penner

    April 8th, 2011 at 7:53 am

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

  6. Mare

    April 8th, 2011 at 8:12 am

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

  7. Jackie

    April 8th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    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!

  8. Kris Hinh

    April 8th, 2011 at 8:48 am

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

  9. Laura Kastelein

    April 8th, 2011 at 9:12 am

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

  10. Meridith

    April 8th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    They are laughing in every shot- so great!

  11. Jamie Melissa

    April 8th, 2011 at 9:39 am

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

  12. Lydia

    April 8th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    They’re adorable!!

  13. laragilmore

    April 8th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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

  14. Elizabeth

    April 8th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    such an adorable couple!

  15. Steve

    April 8th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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

  16. Christina Hastings

    April 8th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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

  17. Maggie Fortson

    April 8th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

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

  18. Shanna Elizabeth

    April 8th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Awwww! Jamie these are soo pretty! =)

  19. arenda

    April 9th, 2011 at 12:17 am

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

  20. Yen

    April 9th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    these are sweet jamie. :)

  21. dorothy huynh

    April 10th, 2011 at 1:27 am

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

  22. Josephine

    April 10th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    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!

  23. Kelly

    April 10th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    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.

  24. Naomi

    April 11th, 2011 at 2:38 am

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

  25. Diana

    April 11th, 2011 at 8:38 am

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

    -Diana

  26. Natalia

    April 11th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    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!

  27. Veronica

    April 11th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

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

  28. Ryan

    April 11th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    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!!!

  29. augusta

    April 12th, 2011 at 12:30 am

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

  30. Jelenadoll

    April 16th, 2011 at 2:20 am

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

  31. helenlam

    April 26th, 2011 at 12:52 am

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

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