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steveston engagement session: gloria&roy

June 29, 2011


gloria remembers the first time she met roy. he was sitting in their college cafeteria, with a friend of gloria’s. they were introduced, they chatted a bit over lunch and before going their separate ways, roy asked for gloria’s phone number. she gave it to him, but not before asking, why?! and he answered, because you’re funny and i think i’d like to hang out sometime. over the next few months on campus, they began to randomly run into each other. gloria says in her years at college she never ran into anybody she knew consistently–but she kept running into roy. always in between classes, never enough time to chat. and he still never called her. roy transferred to another university and six months passed with zero contact between the two of them. gloria was hanging out with a friend one afternoon for lunch, which turned into a full-day hangout with a larger group of friends that evening. well, who walked in that night as a friend of one of gloria’s friends? roy! he remembered gloria as soon as he heard her name but gloria honestly didn’t until she saw his face and thought, ahhh, that’s the guy who never called me. ;)

after that evening’s hangout roy asked for gloria’s email. and they started chatting online. a few months of group hangouts and a friendship grew into something much more. gloria remembers one may weekend in particular, waiting in line for hours for the new star wars movie. the two chatted for hours and since that weekend, talked or hung out almost everyday. but still. they were just friends. as the summer passed, roy was there for gloria through a bad break-up, rushed home from work for her twentieth birthday, drove around for hours house-hunting for her mom. one day, they went to see another movie together. as friends. but then roy kissed her, saying: things will never work out the way you hope if you don’t even try–and it worked out just as he hoped it would. gloria writes that, we’ve gone through ups and downs in our relationship plus two break ups, but each step we took we grew closer and closer to one another and i just can’t wait to finally be husband & wife.

  1. Gail

    June 29th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Dear Gloria’s dress,
    Could you come jump in my closet? Thanks.

    An Indiana fashionista

  2. Sara Hasstedt

    June 29th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Love these Jamie! This couple is so cute! My favorites are the one of them walking on the bridge and she’s fixing her hair (I LIVE for those natural moments during a photo shoot!) and the one where they are sitting down looking at each other and there is a little bit of sun flare in the picture. Great job, they are amazing!

  3. Gloria & Roy

    June 29th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Jamie, Thanks a lot. The photos looks awesome!

  4. Lesley

    June 29th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Ack, cute couple in my fav. cafe in Steveston! It’s weird seeing photos of home when I’m so far away. Awesome job!

  5. Diana

    June 29th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    ok such a cute session!! you’re so amazing :D

  6. katelyn swanson

    June 29th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    jamie- thanks again for doing what you do. it’s so encouraging! i love how you incorporate each couple’s love story into your blog post. it makes it so much more than just a bunch of pictures. it’s love. it’s unique. you’re in my blog post today because you inspire me. keep being awesome!

  7. Jennifer

    June 29th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Loveee the pictures, Jamie! You’ve outdone yourself, again!

  8. Brielle

    June 29th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Uber cute! I love Gloria’s dress!

  9. Mecky

    June 29th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I love those pictures.. If I have chance I want to take those in Vancouver. I read and read the blog and remember the days we study there.. haaa…and Roy introduce me Gloria … I am looking forward to see the wedding photos that u take in HK n vancouver.. remember to post all in FB..heeee

  10. Alan

    June 29th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Dear Gloria & Roy,
    The photos look great

  11. Mom

    June 29th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Dear Gloria:

    I am so happy to see you grown-up and healthy you have passion of being love and to love.

    Mom and Alvin

  12. Chris

    June 30th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Hey you two~! Congratulations!! It takes so much to get together just like you two. So happy to see you two getting married. So sweet and look at Roy’s shy smiling face + Gloria’s sweetness in those photos!! Can’t even see Roy’s eyes when he laughs! Hahah…. Again, Congratulations to you sweet couple. :)

  13. Naomi

    June 30th, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Oh, Jamie, lovely photos!! Gloria is *gorgeous*! :)

  14. Petra

    June 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations Gloria and Roy!!! I’m soooo happy for you. The photos are great. Gloria you are so beautiful.

  15. youna

    July 1st, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    You guys look great!!! :)

  16. Debbie (Mom)

    July 2nd, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Wow Gloria……..Thanks for keeping us up to date. You look great & it is great to see you happy. We think of you often here in Idaho, and pray the Lord continues to bless you. Miss you…..love deb (mom) :-)

  17. Auntie Theresa

    July 6th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Dear Gloria, I think the last time we met you were a secondary student so probably you need some time to recall who I am (hint: we have the same birthdate). Your mom sent me this blog, and I am very happy to see these lovely pictures showing the young adorable couple, my congratulations to you two. With best wishes….Theresa

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