She was the perfect height to rest his chin on. The perfect height to kiss the top of her head. The Perfect height to wrap in his arms. The perfect height to be his wife. When they met at Multnomah University, neither dreamed they would fall for the other. Isn't that how love is sometimes? The person we least suspect, we find, is the one we can't live without. Andrew (aka Zellers for those in the know) and Julie are filled with joy and anticipation for their upcoming June wedding. For many months past they have lived in separate states, struggling through separation and the anxiety that brings. Now, to finally be united is pure happiness. The Best things in life often cost you everything, but give you more than you could ever hope for.
Because they have spent so much time in various forms of transportation, we played that theme throughout their shoot. We started the engagement session in my NY style studio; natural light streaming through the windows and back lighting the happy twosome, wrapped in each others arms. Taking the max, we headed to the forestry center and the ancient train nestled under it's roof. The shoot climaxed with a finale in the under-grown max station.
Every couple has a unique story and different things they love to do together; I encourage my brides to bring along anything that tells their story, any props or mementos. Andrew and Julie love cooking together and playing Bananagrams. Yes, they were the first to introduce me to these yellow pockets of goodness, and rumor has it that Julie's mad skills are bar none. We were quite the happy quintet.
Thank you Julie and Andrew for your devotion to each other, for seeing your relationship through every obstacle and for trusting me to capture these moments forever. Your love and joy are fantastically contagious. In a funny way, it makes me fall in love with my own Husby all over again. :)
Zellers, When Julie looks up at you, it reminds me of a question I once asked one of my grooms, "Do you ever get nervous when she looks up at you like that? So completely trusting?"
"No" he answered, "I feel amazing, like this is what I was made to do."
So true that is. My warmest congratulations to you both and we'll see each other soon!