They met at a hip hop club. She was there photographing an event and he was there battling. Tanya approached Noah (or as most know him, Soul Khan) after the show to let him know that she was a big fan of his music. It was her love for music in general that first peeked Noah's interest. And maybe the fact that she is stunning played a small part :) The event continued and at the end of it, Tanya felt brave and insisted Mr Soul Khan himself, come out for drinks with her and her friends. Noah was from out of town so of course Tanya needed to make sure he felt included ;) They found themselves paying no attention to the friends they went out with, and instead, locked on one another. Tanya felt like she had just made an amazing friend, Noah, on the other hand, was already falling for her.
The next few months were spent exchanging tweets and texts but due to their distance, they unfortunately couldn't get together whenever they wanted. Noah came back to Toronto for another hip hop event and spent the entire weekend with Tanya. She told him that she didn't want a relationship and mentioned she liked him, but again, only as friends. It wasn't until he left for home, and after all of their late night chats together, that she too was smitten. They became inseparable and have visited one another at least once a month to make it work. Thirteen hour bus rides, last minute plane rides, and many, many Skype dates. They did anything it took to be together. And it's worked. Tanya and Noah are engaged to be married and I've never met a girl so excited!
Their relationship is just "right" and you can feel that when you're with them. I went to school with Tanya and I am so happy she's found the man of her dreams. I am honoured and can't wait to document their wedding next year - it's going to be one heck of a party!
Enjoy some of my favourite photos from our session :)