The Art of The Perfect Date
Four and half years ago, Mel and Gus embarked on a spectacular love voyage, witnessed in this photo taken on their wedding day. Gus mans the oars, maneuvering through the lily pads, as Mel looks back and waves. It's a photo that tells a hundred beautiful stories. Everyone who sees the photograph wants to learn more, and invariably asks, "Where are they going?" That is a very good question.
For these inquisitive fans, we are pleased to give a news update! After spending a day taking photos with them last Sunday in Seattle, we are happy to announce that, among other accomplishments, they have, in our opinion, mastered the Art of the Perfect Date. They packed so much fun and romance in our hop-around-town photo session that we just have to share some sneak peek images from the lovely outing.
First, the day started at their favorite weekend breakfast spot, the Volunteer Park Cafe, which was festively festooned with boughs of fir for the holiday. It seems that every Seattleite either took their turn as a barista in their youth, skipped that step and bought an espresso machine for their home kitchen, or both. This hometown couple also knows a well-roasted bean like a bee knows its blossoms. They are more than mere connoisseurs; they understand the romantic alchemy contained in the Northwest's antidote for rainy days. The beverage bends time itself. Hours are not counted in minutes, but are slowly decanted with periodic sips from steaming cups of hot brew. Shared moments last twice as long. After whiling away the time with warm mug in hand, their paws are perfectly primed for a long period of romantic hand-holding. And so, we follow these java-fueled lovers onto the next stage of their date.