Engagement Session

steveston engagement session: gloria&roy

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.

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  1. Gail says:

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

    An Indiana fashionista

  2. 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 says:

    Jamie, Thanks a lot. The photos looks awesome!

  4. Lesley says:

    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 says:

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

  6. 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 says:

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

  8. Brielle says:

    Uber cute! I love Gloria’s dress!

  9. Mecky says:

    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 says:

    Dear Gloria & Roy,
    The photos look great

  11. Mom says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  14. Petra says:

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

  15. youna says:

    You guys look great!!! :)

  16. Debbie (Mom) says:

    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 says:

    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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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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