LAUREN & GORDON'S ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT GARDEN OF THE GODS

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You know how you feel a genuine connection with some instantly?  Like all the forces in the world brought you together?  That’s how I feel about my friendship with Lauren.  Oh, I’m sorry.  Did you think I was going to talk about Lauren and Gordon here? Her devilishly handsome fiance that has an amazing English accent. Don’t worry, I’ll get there.  But let’s start with the underdog love story here first, friends!

Lauren and I met at a conference a few years ago.  We both sat down on the same bench, exhausted, and just struck up conversation.  If you know either of us separately, you will understand that this is not a difficult task either of us to do individually, so it seemed only natural that we struck up a conversation and became best friends right away.

Now, actually, I would be lying if I said Lauren and I became great friends at that moment. It wasn’t actually until a few years later that we saw each other at a mutual friend's wine night, recognized each other and she started telling me about how she had fallen in love with a man in Europe.  She told me the whole story.  And then I told her about this Instagram account called @thewaywemet, and guess what you guys? She wrote out her story and shared it with me. And this was before I even became a photographer.