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I made this picture in March of 2004. About a year later, Brooke saw it hanging up in my sister’s office and asked who took it. Sara immediately made the connection that Brooke and I would be good partners. She actually said, “You should marry my brother!” 

Never mind we hadn’t met. And never mind I lived in Michigan and Brooke lived in Boston. We eventually overcame the obstacles, geographic and otherwise. Now we’re getting married this Saturday. 

Sara was right. She usually is. Patti could learn a lot from her. 


Goodbye » Channing Johnson Photography - […] Brooke and I met in this car. Sort of. There was a 3 month e-mail courtship before she picked me up at the airport and drove me to a job interview two hours away. We’ve filled up the tiny cargo space with presents and spent several Christmas mornings driving between families in this car. When the radio would stop working we sang Disney songs in this car. One of our biggest arguments was in this car. We’ve driven to the beach to eat pizza and lobster rolls and have traveled to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Connecticut and collected some of my favorite memories of the past 7 years in this car.  Yes, I know, emotionally attaching ourselves to a material possession is frowned upon, but the one constant variable of all these memories is this car, and it just feels a little sad to toss it aside once we’re done with it. Brooke has had the car for the past 11 years. Think of all those memories. She’s having a tough time. […]February 27, 2013 – 12:34 pm

One Year Anniversary » Channing Johnson Photography - […] sister thought we would be good together, and so we schemed a roof-deck party where I would fly out from Michigan and meet the woman of my […]April 25, 2010 – 12:48 pm

Me and My Passport » Channing Johnson Photography - […] Brooke and I met for the second time when she flew out to Michigan and drove with me to Vermont in 2006. We stayed a […]August 20, 2009 – 1:25 pm

ashley o'dell - my favorite story about you guys ever! yay!April 20, 2009 – 9:56 pm

Phyllis - Good work, Sara! Channing, we’re glad you listened to your big sister this time!April 19, 2009 – 7:49 pm

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