Sometimes it’s the smallest encounter that can change your life forever. A chance encounter at a bar could eventually lead to your husband. A chat over coffee could lead to a best friend forever. Or entering the potluck pool for incoming freshman to the dorm, and finding your best friend. Sometimes you just never know what could happen in life. And that is truly what makes it so beautiful.
Our wedding photographer blogged about our wedding last week, and in his post he reminded me of the story of how we found him. It didn’t involve endless Google searches. It didn’t involve a million emails to a bunch of different photographers. It involved chance. And luck. And a fiance that was smart.
Let me take you back over 2 years ago. Jeremy was working at a cell phone retail store and a very annoyed Jason walked in. At that point, he truly walked into our lives. His iPhone was broken and he wasn’t happy at all. Jeremy happened to help him that day.
Photography by Jason Hales Photography
You know when you give your phone number to a cell phone provider, they can pull up your information? Well, when Jeremy did that he saw Jason’s email and asked what kind of photography he did. Once Jeremy said that he was recently engaged, it was like fate stepped in. He got his card and brought it home. He told me that night that he thought we found our photographer. But I was skeptical, because I can be a skeptic sometimes.
I poured over his wedding pictures. I wasn’t sure what style of photography I wanted for our wedding, but it mattered to me that Jeremy loved the pictures. And I am so glad that I went with him on this. I really felt relieved after meeting Jason in person. All my questions were pushed aside, and we were able to choose our photographer. We booked him in January of 2013 and then just waited. And waited. And waited.
Taking a chance turned out to be the best thing I could have done.
When did you last take a chance?