As a photographer, you get to meet people. Many, many people. You learn to read their cues and interpret their interactions with one another. Tricia and Jonathan immediately struck me as a couple that will grow old together. I know, I know, NOT what most people want to hear! “Hey! You look like a couple of old folks!” We want to hear that we look like a smokin’ hot, YOUNG couple. Trust me though, this is quite a compliment. (And NO, they don’t look like an elderly couple at all! They are quite young and beautiful, as you’ll see shortly!) Have you ever been sitting in the park, when an elderly couple walks by hand and hand, looking happy and at peace? You can’t help but smile and hope that one day, that’s you and your loved one. Tricia and Jonathan seem to have that NOW. I couldn’t help but smile and be incredibly happy for them and the many wonderful years they will have together. I feel honored that I will be photographing the joining together of their lives in August when they say their I-do’s!
Now, before you get all jealous over our gorgeous, sunny weather, I’ll have you know that this engagement session was rescheduled many times due to….what else but….RAIN. We get a lot of that stuff here in the Pacific Northwest, have you heard? Rain was in the forecast again last Sunday, but fortunately Tricia and Jonathan told me to just hang tight a couple hours because THAT’S how quickly the forecast changes! They were SO right! We were blessed with glorious sunshine! Hours later, it began pouring and I don’t think I’ve seen the sun since.
Tricia and Jonathan, thank you for meeting me and laughing at my bad jokes and letting me hug you at the end of our session (I’m a compulsive hugger. I’m sorry. If I spend 3 hours with you, you may be hugged) I truly hope you enjoy your sneak peek!
We stopped in Portland on our way back home. We lost the sun, but still had time for a couple shots before it turned pitch black! What says Portland more than the Freemont Bridge? It was COLD. Bless them for putting up with “just a couple more.”