Being a wedding photographer, I’ve met many couples to say the least throughout my career, and it’s usually not until the engagement session where I see them hold hands for the first time. Not Katie and Mark, for these two were inseparable from the first moment I met them at our consultation.
Their story began during their undergrad years during Katie’s first year at UBC and Mark’s second year, as they were both in the same house at Totem Park residence. They became deeper friends through their participation in a Christian club on campus. Over the years, their friendship grew, particularly during Katie’s last year at UBC. Katie developed feelings beyond friendship that summer, but Mark was clueless. Katie soon went jetsetting to Halifax for the first year of her Master of Library and Information Studies degree, and upon her return, their friendship rekindled upon her return. Mark remained clueless. Luckily for both Katie and Mark, during a trip to the US, Mark’s older brother had the wisdom, insight, and eloquence to tell Mark: “she obviously likes you.”
Mark was less clueless.
Upon his return from the States, after his brother had passed down his brotherly wisdom, Mark offered to drive Katie to the island as they were both visiting their families on the same weekend. On the way home, he came in to meet her parents (which took some guts, considering he hadn’t even asked her out yet) and both of them (without knowing the other was trying to do so) proceeded to try and elongate the visit so that they would miss the ferry and get more time together while they waited for the next boat in the lineup. Of course, through their unknown mutual efforts they succeeded and ended up having lots of time talk while sitting on a bench watching the boats sail by.
Katie and Mark, I’m so glad to have met you both and to have witnessed your deep love for one another. I can’t wait for your wedding day!