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Our story: Hi, I’m Your Boss Now | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Dec 17, 2018

 

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Taken By Cheers Babe Photo

One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Each couple has one. And I love meeting with newly engaged couples for the first time and listening to the “long version” over coffee. I love all of the little details and like what they were thinking, who made the first move, and all that good stuff. I seriously cannot get enough of it. Often at the end of these coffee dates, my couple’s will ask, “what about you?”. So I decided it was time to share the story of how Kyle and I fell in love too. All the way from “hello” to “I do”.

  1. Ships Passing in the Night
  2. First impressions
  3. Hi, I’m your boss now
  4. Is this going to be awkward?
  5. Tinkerbell and Peter Pan
  6. The Infamous Movie night
  7. Feelings revealed
  8. Our First Date
  9. Oceans Apart
  10. Making it official
  11. Big Sur and a Big Adventure
  12. The Accidental I love you
  13. Dating wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows
  14. The Proposal Part 1

The summer flew by. A couple weeks before the semester started, the relationship I was in ended. I was ready for a new fresh start and for a season of absolutely NO guys. I was finally getting the hang of that time management thing and wanted no distractions. I was particularly excited about the on-campus job I had at SMU, training leaders of short-term missions trips. As a freshman, I had gone on a trip and as a sophomore, I co-lead one, so as a junior I was ready to share what I had learned. I had two pairs of leaders assigned to me and Kyle and his co-leader were one of them.

Again, there I thought nothing about Kyle other than I was excited to help him and his co-leader, Tori have the best trip possible. I was technically his boss after all. But we were about to spend a whole lot of time together. A weekly class with all the leaders, a weekly meeting with him and Tori, group training and activities, weekend retreats, and not to mention all the time in the office. Because of all of this time the ladies and gents would be spending together, it was only natural that SMU had a no dating policy.

Which was totally fine with me, because I was NOT looking for another relationship.

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The first photo I ever took of Kyle! Also, he’s standing with our friend Karl!

 

Our Story, Christa Norman Photography, Orange County Wedding Photographer, San Clemente Wedding Photographer, Southern California Wedding Photographer Japan Wedding Photographer, Film Wedding Photographer

Me and my good friend Kourtney Jackson before seeing Bon Iver in concert!

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Christa Norman is a wedding photographer based out of Orange County California and Nagoya Japan