Jason couldn’t figure out how to get Carissa’s attention. Her smile lit up his heart in a way that he had never felt before, but she was coordinating the mission trip he was participating in, so he couldn’t mess this up. But why did she always so awkwardly ignore him?
She couldn’t help but feel a crush building for the unbelievably cute guy that was going on the missions trip. While she was a charming and fun girl in everyday life, all sense of proper social interaction seemed to abandon her when it came to a guy she liked, especially a guy so intimidatingly gorgeous as Jason. So when it came to the regular prep meetings for the trip with all of the participants, she tried to ignore her crush – by completely ignoring Jason.
Finally, Jason had to ask her a question so he tracked her down across the room only to have her hurriedly walk away. In a last ditch attempt to get her attention, he reached out and tapped her on the shoulder. She flipped around, he asked his question, she stammered ‘yes’ and then walked away so fast she may as well have been running.
Months later, when they had fallen deeply in love with each other she confessed what had happened. When she felt a tap on her shoulder and halted in her quick rush and flipped around, she found Jason’s deep crystal eyes only inches from hers. Like a scene in a movie, her breath caught in her chest, the world around them went dark, and all she could do was stare into his perfect gaze.
She didn’t even hear his question. But she had to answer. Something. Anything. So she forced out an awkward ‘yes’ and rushed away.
When I hear Jason and Carissa talk about their love story, I hear myself saying ‘awwwwwww!’ more times than I can count. Out loud. In fact, I need to convince these two to take it to Hollywood because it’s chock full of those perfectly romantic-yet-funny-yet-insightful-yet-awkward moments that make our Chick Flick worlds go ’round. Plus they’re both so stinkin’ beautiful that they may as well be movie stars! These two are both urban dwellers so we chose to shoot their engagement session in downtown San Diego where they have plenty of meaningful locations, including the Hotel St. James where we photographed their session up on the rooftop!