It was a small handful of years ago that 10 Barrel was holding server interviews before the opening of their brand new brewery, with a line of applicants all the way around the block. Garret was in charge of the interviews and knew Sam would be among the crowd. They had met in passing once or twice before. She didn’t remember. But he couldn’t seem to forget. So he told the crew to put her in the front of the interview line.
Next May, Garrett and Sam are getting married. Josh and I met them recently to photograph their engagement portraits, starting at one of the pristine lakes Central Oregon is known for. Once we had our fill, we chased the light back down into town, and ended the session where their story began: at 10 Barrel. It was truly one of those sessions that was more fun than work. And ending it with some good beer, great conversation, and a lot of laughter at our favorite brewery wasn’t too shabby either.