The very first time Jackie and Peter met was in a metro station in London. She was waiting for a train and dropped her glove and Peter picked it up, ran alongside and slipped it into her hand as she whispered her name. Okay, no that’s not right. I think that’s something Bogart + Bacall would do in a film, but that’s not their story. Jackie and Peter were both visiting friends over break and recognized each others travel companions – as they all went to the same university back in the states. They didn’t remember, and it wasn’t until a few years later that they realized it was each other.
It wasn’t love at first sight.
They told me that story at our session and we laughed at the distilled and highly factual version of their first meeting. It almost sounded like a confession, but there are not many people I know who successfully find – or even go around looking – for love at first sight. Love has a way of unveiling, like the dissipation of a dense fog, to those ready to see. So perhaps it’s not how quickly you are looking but how long you look to see if things will become clear.
Jackie and Peter escaped New York City to spend a rare weekend at home enjoying time with family, being thrown a bridal shower, and of course take some engagement pictures. It was lovely to photograph them and I can’t wait to join them this fall for their wedding at the Memorial Art Gallery!