About six years ago I met a woman while working on a photo project for the newspaper. The story was focused on hospice and specifically a team of hospice workers, a family and how the two entities worked to provide a fulfilling end of life experience.
During the course of the story, I began good friends with the lead nurse Joni. A year after the story ran ("Life Is Good" Photo Story), Joni moved to Maui to further her nursing career. We stayed in contact from time-to-time and when it was time for her daughter Meghan to get married, Joni sent her my way.
This is where it gets odd.
When I saw her inquiry for her wedding date, I was excited to see who it was and that they inquired with no other photographer. But, I was already booked for Meghan's date. I contacted her and explained I was already booked and wished I was able to document the wedding day. I ended my message with, "Any chance you can change your wedding date to July 13 or Aug. 3? I didn't think so. But it was worth a shot."
The next morning I received a phone call from Meghan stating that the venue contacted her out of the blue and said they also had July 13 available if she was interested.
Boom. Serendipity at its finest.
The engagement session was great and the wedding was even better. A lot of friends and family, plenty of great moments and an awesome couple to spend the day with.
Venue: Elk Point, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Planning: Jamie Johnson Events
Video: Sure Shot Video
DJ: AMP'D Entertainment