If I didn’t already believe in meeting people for a reason, meeting Paisley & CJ last week would’ve definitely won me over.

If I hadn’t flown to America and happened to meet Esther Leclerc at the Socality Live SD conference, who happened to have
dinner with CJ and Paisley once, who both happened to be living in Sydney the months the exact time I was home, who
happened to be free to adventure through the city with me this afternoon swooning over Seattle and all the same places we’ve
been and people we’ve met. I loved the challenge of shooting around an area that has become so ‘overdone’ and ‘tacky’ in my
mind – when really, the Opera House is famous for a reason. It’s unbelievably stunning.

It was a privilege to hear their story and experience those moments with them. Here are her words about the afternoon:

I am so thankful for having met Athena who so kindly hosted Cj and I around Sydney yesterday and took AMAZING
photos of us together. She has one of the most kindest souls I have ever met and a serious eye for creativity and
beauty. Shooting with her was in a way therapeutic and by far the most unique, intimate, and overall amazing shoot
I’ve ever been on. If ANY couple is EVER looking to capture genuine moments together, I can’t express enough this
is your girl. Thank you Athena! Cj and I walked away feeling even more in love with each other and with life. And
that’s the best thing you could’ve given us!

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All images shot on the Fujifilm X-T1 (23mm f1.4 and 56mm f1.2)

Rings by Molly Debiak.