I have known Jason for as long as I have known Corey (my hubs). Corey and Jason have been friends since elementary school, played on the same soccer team, hiked, vacationed, and were roommates all through college. He was the best man in our wedding, and now Corey will be in his wedding this September.
Back in our college days I would visit Corey frequently down at Oregon State. This, coincidentally, also meant I was visiting Jason (since their dorm room was little bigger than a closet). As their freshman year went on, their room got grosser and grosser. Once, I made the mistake of opening their mini-fridge (for the first and last time) and found an entire fridge of Tupperware containers filled with solid mold. I’m not talking about week old food that has a little mold on it, I’m talking about substantial volumes of green, slimy, furry, smelly mold that had made the original contents of the containers 100% unidentifiable. They both just looked at each other, laughed and said they were keeping the 8 month old food around as a science experiment, neither wanting to admit that they were both too lazy to clean out the fridge.
A couple years later I met Megan, the object of Jason’s affection. I was again visiting Corey down at Oregon State, this time at their rental house. We were hanging out in the kitchen chatting and planning dinner, when Megan opened the fridge to get a quick inventory of our food options. She turned around with a puzzled look on her face, holding a container of 3 month old, half decomposed pizza. We confronted the boys about it, and as expected they just grinned, giggled and pretended that the disgusting old pizza was part of the same ongoing science experiment. Megan just broke out in laughter right along with the boys, not really grossed out at all. And when she opened up the revolting container to inspect the mold formations more closely, I knew that Jason had truly found his other half.
Fast forward to the present… I’ve now been dealing with Corey’s moldy old food containers in my own fridge for almost 4 years (trust me, there is nothing scientific about them). And, unless Jason has turned over some new leaf, I would imagine that Megan will be waging her own moldy-tupperware-battles for years to come.
I was a little nervous to shoot their engagement session yesterday, it is always weird to photograph someone you know really well. I should have know it would be a breeze! Megan and Jason are such a perfect fit, and they both exude 100% comfort and contentment in each other. During pictures Jason would say or do something super cheesy, and Megan’s infectious laugh would get me laughing right along with both of them. I love it when an engagement session doesn’t need any posing at all and I can just follow the couple around and capture their natural interactions. That was the case with these two, and I can’t wait for wedding photos.
Here’s a few shots from the sesh…