Heather and Jon met for the first time at a wedding show in Toronto - but it was both slightly random and somewhat planned. Jon's friend, Alicia was helping him at his booth at the show on a very snowy January 3, 2010. Jon's best friend Brad and Alicia were getting married in October 2010 and had hired Heather in late 2009. Heather had planned to attend the wedding show with a friend (her current boyfriend's sister), and upon looking at who the photographers were at the show, she recognized Jon's name (Alicia had mentioned him during their meeting). She thought it would be worth it to possibly introduce herself before the wedding happened, and she also thought (from his website) he was pretty cute.
Once Heather came upon Jon's wedding booth, the first person she noticed was Alicia! Thankfully a familiar face! Heather went up to chat with Alicia and even though Jon was there and tried to talk to Heather, (according to Jon) Heather apparently ignored him. It was a brief chat, but the face to face had happened...and of course that means you have to add your new "friend" to Facebook.
A few weeks later, Jon was looking for someone to go skiing with him, and while (the newly single) Heather commented on his Facebook post, it went ignored. Another week or so later, Heather reached out to invite Jon to a photographer industry get together at her friend's studio. Jon realized he had another friend going, and said he would see her there. February 25th at the studio gathering, Heather realized just how interested she was in Jon. They chatted a lot, and Heather got the feeling Jon was following her around (Jon disagrees).
Jon left for a wedding in Mexico within the week. During his week in Mexico they spent every night chatting online until almost sunrise. By his second last night there, Jon had asked Heather on a date for when he returned.
Their first date was a bitterly cold and rainy March 12th. Heather drove to Jon's house in Toronto and they went out for dinner at California Grill. They followed that up with a round of drinks and pool at a local bar on the Danforth. Much like Mexico, they ended up chatting until the early hours of the morning. Enjoying each others company as much as they did, they ended up hanging out later that evening for Alicia's birthday party. There were many dates in that first week, and they made their relationship "official" on March 19th.