Love stories take us on a journey that’s both challenging and magical in equal measure. They both enchant us and show us what we’re made of. If we’re genuinely happy in ourselves (as I was) then love just has a way of seeking us out.
Five years after starting my career in wedding photography, I was on a shoot. A few days prior to this shoot – on 19th July 2015 to be exact – I actually wrote in my journal:
What a pep talk! I wanted to believe that, truly I did. I was so over wondering when someone truly interesting and earth-shattering was going to walk into my life that I felt it best to leave it for a while. I was happy in every other aspect of my life, so maybe a soul mate would follow in due course if I just relaxed about the whole thing?
Five short days days later, in Paris, someone DID walk into my life. He was called Chris and he was filming the wedding I was photographing. There was a moment during the day – like something straight out of a film – where our hands accidentally touched, the world seemed the slow down and I felt a bolt of electricity go through me.
It was magic.
“Are you trying to hold my hand?” he asked, looking straight at me and laughing. I flushed bright red. I had this incredible curiosity about him and the bizarre feeling that I’d known him forever.
He messaged me the very next day. A lunch date later, I was completely enamoured. The rest, as they say, is history. He is my best friend, my partner in love and adventure and the ideal match for me in every way.
It's been the most incredible journey so far.
Claire + Chris x