I have a hard time working with boring people. Fortunately, fun people find me or I find them. Vanessa and Conrad recently bought a house together and I wanted to photograph them in it before everything looked brand new. They had been restoring the house like champs, so there were only a few areas unfinished enough for photographs depicting a work-in-progress. One idea I really wanted to capture was the meal every new homeowner experiences. Chinese food on a cardboard table. It’s a simple meal and it is a great symbol of the beginning of a life together. Making due with what you have. The symbolism goes on and on.