even though we were both in other relationships at the time, we both felt something that night. ken smiled, glancing at krystle as he tightly held her hand, walking down jericho beach. krystle looks to ken, and then to me, nodding. he continues, we chatted on and off for a few minutes, even signed each other’s yearbooks–although we had met only a few hours earlier. it was the end of both krystle & ken’s grade twelve year and a mutual friend was having a summer barbeque to celebrate. krystle and ken attended different high schools & although they had perhaps “heard” of one another, that was the first time they met. life moved on; the timing wasn’t right. four years later, their friend group intersects again–krystle and ken joke that they have the relationships of other people to thank for their own. even at that first summer barbeque, ken’s girlfriend and krystle’s boyfriend were good friends. a few years later, one of krystle’s good friends starts dating one of ken’s friends. back in the same social circle again!
engagements, photography | June 21, 2011
engagements, photography | June 13, 2011
so, i want to hear your story. when did you meet? who liked who first? when did you start dating? i asked matt and his fiance jen last week as we wandered throughout fort langley. you tell the story, jen, matt nudged. she laughs. well, i’m from california, i was up here for school and had a boyfriend back home. we were doing the whole long-distance thing. it was february, i had just returned from reading break [which i spent home in california with him] and i went to a party in langley that night. matt was there. i don’t remember liking him or thinking anything other than “he’s being pretty flirty.” my other relationship was nearing the end, and i knew it. so i broke up with my boyfriend the next week. matt & i started dating by the end of that summer.
photography, portraits | June 10, 2011
this session was a whirlwind–and i mean that in the best of ways. lindsay gee was one of the seventeen photographers that attended my workshop last week. herself, her husband colin & her daughter had driven down from penticton for the workshop and she emailed me about taking some photos for them. i knew i’d be too much of a stressball to photograph them before the workshop, so i said let’s do it the morning after! unfortunately for them, they received a very exhausted photographer who had difficulty speaking words that made sense. ;) i joke. but it was pretty bad. i had been emailing with lindsay for weeks, not to mention spent the entire day with her monday… but during our session tuesday morning i fully forgot her name for two seconds before remembering it. ah, lindsay, i’m so embarrassing to myself! thank you for loving me, regardless of my exhausted state. note: lindsay has a ROCKIN’ website. seriously one of the best i’ve seen. so much personality this girl has. i’d hire her.
engagements, photography | June 9, 2011
miranda & mike met almost seven years ago, in a small saskatchewan town. it was miranda’s hometown and mike had recently moved there [from another small saskatchewan town] for school. they had met through mutual friends before; mike lived at a house with a few other guys–it was the place to be on a friday or a saturday night. but it was one night, one party in particular that stands out in miranda’s mind. mike was full of one-liners that had miranda laughing even after she had long left his side. they’ve been dating for over six years & are in the middle of planning a destination wedding in vancouver!