On Sunday, March 5th I met with Jason and Emily in their adorable apartment here in Ottawa.
Jason and Emily's love story in some ways is proof that love will find you even when you don't except it to. Love and a relationship was the last thing Emily excepted when she met Jason for the second time in August 2015. A relationship was the last thing Emily had expected; but when love comes knocking, you have to answer the door.
They first met in passing in November of 2014; Emily was leaving Ottawa and her job at Supply + Demand Foods as Jason was starting there. The second time they met was when Emily came back to Ottawa in the summer of 2015 and started working at North & Navy; Jason was already working there. Jason developed a crush on Emily; everyone knew but her. After work Emily would enjoy a drink and Jason would always come to talk to her about dogs.
For their first casual hang out they went to the dog park. Jason was a bit shy, while Emily felt she had talked too much. Although they had fun Emily was left unsure whether it was a date or not.
Jason had just bought a trumpet to see if he was still as good as his high school days. Naturally Emily bugged him to play her something and eventually he caved. They went to his apartment and he played her some songs, he then asked her if he could take her on a proper date. This time she knew, it was a date.
In August of 2016 Emily and Jason left Ottawa and moved to London, England. While in London, Jason PROPOSED. The ring was sent to London from Canada. He had been carrying the ring around for a while, and decided it was time, he just couldn’t keep it a secret anymore.
The night started with drinks before going to West End in London. Jason wanted to go to POLPO (an Italian restaurant), and even though it was late, they went. The ring was placed in a white box at the bottom of a cocktail bottle in a copper cocktail set. They were so excited they ordered a bunch of food, but were too excited to eat any of it!
In case you didn't figure it out... she said YES!
I am so excited for these two and their wedding this summer. Enjoy some shots from their engagement shoot!