Colette and Ravi Engagement Session Photos Seattle
How they met:
Throughout the 2000s, Colette and Ravi’s paths crossed several times without them ever actually meeting.
To begin with, Colette very-nearly attended Boston College…which is where Ravi studied. They would have been in the same graduating class.
In 2001, while Ravi was in college, he learned about a study abroad program in El Salvador. He was so excited to participate in it that he convinced his roommate Eric to go…but Ravi himself did not end up studying abroad. Guess who ended up living in the same house while studying abroad together in San Salvador? Eric and Colette! (This study abroad program changed the very trajectory of Colette’s life. After her life-changing experience in El Salvador, Colette moved to San Salvador and lived in Central America for 6 years! But pupusas aren’t the only “almost” in this story of destiny…)
Throughout college, both Ravi and Colette participated in a yearly non-violent protest at the gates of the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia…likely to have crossed each other on that same street numerous times throughout the years.
Later on in college (in the fall of 2004), Colette was visiting friends in Boston and by random chance attended a Halloween party in Ravi’s own dorm room. If it wasn’t for the Ronald Reagan mask he was wearing, she’d probably have fallen for him then and there.
Then in 2009, they finally had the occasion to meet [virtually] through their shared-roommate, Eric, when he was visiting Colette in El Salvador.
Finally, in the fall of 2011, their paths did cross in person. Colette had just moved home from Central America and was looking for friends (in all the wrong places) and remembered that Ravi was a relatively recent transplant to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They met, laughed a lot, became close, and the rest is history.
(Oh…and it’s safe to say that neither of them would be the people they are today if not for their long-lasting love of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson [may he rest in peace].)