A Portugal Couple’s Session

 STEPH + JERRY, JUNE 2019

 

It’s so crazy how the world works, isn’t it?

When my sister and I were visiting Portugal this past June, I had it in my head that I wanted to find a couple to work with. I finally told my sister that I was okay with just relaxing that day and not waking up at sunrise when lo’ and behold, we met Steph + Jerry.

We were just coming back from the beach and were starving, so we headed into the second restaurant we saw (the first one was closed). Sitting outside we were actually freezing, and as naturally loud Americans, people heard us. Steph heard us, in fact, and encouraged us to ask for a blanket (sh was wrapped in one herself).

They were American, too. and so we all got to talking.

What started as a simple conversation ended up as the most serenditious meeting ever!

It turns out that although Steph was a little younger than my sister and I, we all went to the same college. Upon further investigation, we actually discovered she knew our youngest sister. IS THAT NOT CRAZY?!?!

As it turns out, Steph is a teacher (hello, former profression), AND she is an aspiring photographer. So when I pitched the idea of a sunrise shoot, it was kind of a no brainer.

And the rest is history! Friends for life with an apic story to boot.

Plus, Steph thinks it’s funny when I slip and fart during a photoshoot.

I think it’s safe to say you’ll see ‘em again. But for now… Portugal.