Their love started in a photo lab. She would bring in her film to him. He would develop it. She called him “Pro Photo Guy” to her friends. He lit up every time she walked in the lab. Months went by. Awkward conversation and hellos and good byes were all they exchanged for months. One day they both built up the courage to move their conversation outside the lab, and onto bikes. They rode around exploring Portland, in areas they both had never been to. Both film photographers. Both so attracted to the way each other saw the world. Both falling in love with each other. Fast forward to 2013. I get an email from Julie saying she was handed a copy of Oregon Bride magazine where she had seen my ad. A connection was made. They brought me into their lives to photograph something beautiful. I learned so much from that day about myself, about love, about hope and trust. I felt like we were best friends in a few lifetimes back, reunited for these images. Julie+Nate.
This session was also recently featured on one of my favorite blogs, Green Wedding Shoes.