Nov5 Melt Ice Cream

6:00 a.m. the alarm clock on my phone went off.  This can't be real.  It's pitch black outside!  And then reality struck.  Engagement session.  We got dressed, grabbed our gear and stormed out the door.  The moment we got downstairs, a cab drove by and we waved it down as though we've hailed cabs our entire lives.  "Brooklyn Bridge please!", I said to the driver.

We made our way down the all-too-rare quiet streets of New York city and the sun started to peak out above the horizon.  The cloud of sleepiness vanished from above my head and I thought to myself, this is going to be an amazing shoot.

We got to the foot of the bridge at the perfect time.  The sky was a gentle pink.  My heart was jumping for joy like how I usually feel when I am inspired but this time, it was mixed with a bit of anxiety.  Where is Christine and Gurpreet?  I look at my phone and realized we are five minutes early.  And so we waited.  It was like watching ice cream melt in front of you but you couldn't eat it yet.  The sky was getting brighter.  The pinkness in the sky was getting warm.  The clock struck 7:00 a.m.  Okay, where are they?

I get a text from Christine, "our cab driver took the wrong turn and we are on the bridge heading to Brooklyn!!"

"Get off at the end and meet us in the MIDDLE" I replied.  And then we started running as though we do this every day.  The first five minutes felt good especially with the view.  But the tiredness in my legs soon got to me and I had to distract myself.   I focused on my breathing.  I thought about Sex And The City when Miranda arranged to meet Steve in the middle.  I thought about what dress Christine would be in given her fashionista title.  I thought about how heavy my camera weighed in my arms and tried not to think about the weight Albert was carrying in his bag.  And step by step, we made it to the middle and from far away in the distance, we see a pink balloon.  This time, I was literally jumping up and down.  I can taste the ice cream!

The next two hours really needs no explanation.  I mean, we're in New York City.  And with Christine's fashion sense, both of them were outfitted for a magazine editorial.  We walked, we experimented, we shared stories, we talked about food.  I feel lucky to have met these two wonderful peeps.

To  Christine and Gurpreet:  Despite the short amount of time we've known each other and our first conversation being a Skype one, I feel like we're very similar in many ways.  For one, we believe that nothing is impossible as long as we put our heart and mind to it.  I mean, who does three locations and three outfit changes in two hours!?!  And who wakes up at 6:00 a.m. for a photoshoot unless you're a professional model!?!  It's crazy people like us, so I am happy to say that I have finally met my match.  Thank you for trusting in me and I'm so excited about the rest of our journey together.

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