New Orleans in OHIO! That's what Shaila said when I met her and Chris in Loveland for an engagement session. From the very first moment I had a feeling that I know them for years. Super adorable, and super fun couple, I couldn't stop repeating how beautiful they are and how easy to work with them.
HOW DID U MEET ?
Chris and I met one another at a cookie swap holiday party in December of 2016 - think of a potluck but with baked goods and lots of alcohol! Chris was there with his friend/coworker that I had actually met at a previous party. I was attending by myself, making small talk with a few people to pass the time before I left for a concert. Eventually, Chris and I were introduced and we immediately hit it off. Our conversation spanned from childhood, to work, to philosophy and our favorite TV shows. No subject seemed too invasive!
The night dwindled and folks began to depart, but Chris wasn't ready to say goodbye and suggested that go to a diner that was open late...so IHOP it was! Over late night coffee and toast, we continued to have a deep and authentic conversation. Finally, I dropped him off at his friend's apartment (incidentally, the apartment that we currently call home!) and promised to text him in the morning.