alvina & jonathan attended the same church for years with their families. both of them “knew of” one another but their small age difference meant their teenage friend groups rarely crossed. in 2008, these two “officially” met while jonathan was planning a youth camp for their church. alvina had lots of experience planning camps and jonathan was given her name to ask advice. after an initial conversation about camp, they moved onto other topics, of course, via instant messenger. alvina left for 3 months vacation and when she got home, they picked right back up where they left off — and they started dating in july 2009!
i loved reading alvina & jonathan’s questionnaires. alvina loves that jonathan takes initiative in things — she says he’s a doer and not just a talker. he’s also a thinker, while alvina is more a “gut reaction” kinda girl. jonathan loves that alvina is independent — she’s happy on her own, has a business side to her “that gets things done” [my kinda girl] but also loves to be fun and embraces her dorky side. they both love travel and music and serving in their church. i’m honoured to be their photographer next year and had fun with these two in port moody yesterday.