I had no idea when I bought my plane tickets with Abigail that I would be chasing her and a handsome French guy through the streets of Amsterdam with camera in hand, telling their romance with my lens. However, though completely unexpected, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. What’s an adventure with a few twists?
My dear friend Abigail had been wanting to travel with me for quite a while. Every time I booked a new trip, she would remind me that it was time to travel with her. Abigail always tries to take a trip for her birthday, and this year she was determined to go somewhere with a wow-factor. Over crepes and coffee, we decided to travel to Iceland and beyond to Amsterdam. Which leads me to my story.
I really don’t know where to start this!
I don’t want to say too much, and I don’t want to say too little!
Abigail and I met Thibault on a beautiful, sunny winter day in Reykjavik ( just kidding, there were only 3 hours of sunlight!). We were all booked at the same hostel, and had been hanging out with a group of fellow (awesome!) travelers we had met. As the evening was wrapping up, Thibault stood up and suggested he and Abigail go on a date the next night, a ‘group thing’, so I tagged along, of course!
It ended up just being the three of us as we walked the cold streets aimlessly, eating hotdogs and searching for the Northern Lights. The next morning, Abigail and I were leaving for Amsterdam. None of us slept that night. For me, I didn’t see a point in sleeping for only two hours, our bus left for the airport at 3:00am, and I would just be more exhausted. For A&T, they had a lot of chatting to fit into their only day together. We sat up all night, dreading the moment the bus would arrive. When Abigail finally went to return her room key, I might have suggested to Thibault that he come to Amsterdam (okay, I did). And that’s what happened! On our second day in Amsterdam, we fumbled our way through the city, crossing bridges until we reached the train station, and there stood Thibault!
If you follow me on FB, now you know who the guy is who suddenly appeared in all my tags and videos! That’s Abigail’s fellow 😉
Enjoy a little peek at their romantic story!
This is what I love! This is why I do what I do. I’m beyond grateful to have been able to document the two of you and provide you with the memories forever!