It’s a small world out there, but I never stop getting a kick out of meeting people from southwestern PA. Julie and Matt are from a small town a little south of Johnstown, where I spent a semester at UPJ. They went to colleges in the area that I’m familiar with, and we all were able to equally lament about scraping the ice from our cars in the morning (which, cruelly enough, Geoff and I had to do this morning in North Carolina before we went to the gym). Matt was also an education major (southwestern PA produces a lot of stellar teachers) and he likewise moved south to teach down here. Julie and Matt, in addition to having this eerily similar background to me, also have two cats and enjoy staying at home (SAME). Their cats’ names are Binx and Drogo and there was a lot of debate at the shoot as to who is the better behaved cat. They’ve been living down in NC for 4 years and are getting married up in PA next summer. And this PA girl is very happy for these fellow PA folks, and so glad I got to inject a little bit of “yinz” into their engagement session in Durham. ;)
These two are the greatest of the great and we are so thankful that we were able to work with them! Angela and Terence live in Durham, but Terence is in the Marine Corps and therefore is often in different cities (currently Missouri), but they thankfully had a couple of weeks together recently where Terence was back home. :) Angela quickly set up an engagement session with us because they may not be in the same place together before their wedding in December and we were so excited because THEY were so excited and then even more excited when we learned about their cats (who kind of look like our cats)!
These two love video games (Angela has a Pokemon DS and Terence has a Zelda DS), their cats and American bulldog, and seem like they’re pretty solid at RockBand. They met through a party where Terence basically said, “Hello, I have a puppy” (paraphrased) and Angela was like, “Yes, puppies are cute, you must be a great guy” (paraphrased). Then they really did go play Rockband and are now going to live happily ever after. They’re getting married in December in South Carolina and we couldn’t be more happy for them or to have documented this awesome time in their lives. :)