Sitting at his home computer in New York, Hrant remembered her from the University of Music they both attended in Vienna 17 years ago, and clicked the “Add as Friend” request button on Facebook. Neither one of them knew it then, but that one click of a mouse would change their lives forever. Just a few months and many online chats later, they knew! … that they were meant for each other and that fate made sure that 17 years later, in the same beautiful city of Vienna they would finally get their face-to-face first date. On July 21st, 2009 Tatjana was at the airport anxiously awaiting Hrant and exactly a year later, they were married at City Hall. Their story is so close to heart for Natalia and I – after all, we were engaged after only 6 weeks of dating. Tatjana herself admits that “It’s a very wild story, but when the “right one” comes along, you just know it! ;)”
Hrant and Tatjana now live in Washington D.C. and two weekends ago, I was privileged enough not only to witness a celebration of their love, in a beautiful church ceremony in Douglaston, NY for their family only – BUT, to also be a part of the Christening of their son Benjamin, and their nephew Ari.
Tatjana and Hrant, thank you so much for including me in such an intimate day in your lives and for allowing me to tell a part of your great story through my photos. Natalia and I can’t wait to spend some time with you when you are in New York again and to watch Benny grow :). Oh…and it would be wonderful to someday get to meet Chico The Dog!!!