Once upon an Austrian Gay Pride March, two girls casually met. And when I say met, of course I mean not saying much at all to each other. But thanks to some clever mutual friends, they did a little ground work and connected the pair up. Thus begins Judith (in the glasses) and Melanie’s very slow and challenging path on their little love story.
Judith (not wanting to loose her sense of self in a relationship again and fearing commitment) and Melanie (still living in the closet) were both hesitant to get into a new relationship. Seems reasonable. But sometimes stepping over to the other side of fear may just lead you to discover something wonderful. Which is exactly what Judith and Melanie found… each other.
Judith and Melanie soon came up with ways to ensure that they both remained individuals in their relationship and even obtained the seal of approval from Melanie’s mother post her coming out. And after being together for 3 years “you may call that a happy ending” said their photographer, Carolina Auer.
A little more about these two… “We are two Austrian girls from Linz. We love cuddling with our cats or enjoy those warm Summer night with a glass of ‘Hugo’ (Prosecco with elder flower and mint – mmmm lovely).”
Judith and Melanie choose the location, the “elegant 230 meter long curved frontal facade” * of the Linz Tabacco Factory – built between 1929 and 1935 and designed by Peter Behrens and Alexander Popp.
“We had never done a photo shoot before, so we thought it might be a little crazy but everything was natural and relaxed.”
“Carolina made us feel extremely comfortable during the shoot. Nearly every situation was natural.”
Once in a while F Yeah receives cute little love stories such as this that show the real strength in courage that comes out of love. And that is the courage to be radical, to be bold, to try something different in the name of love, because sometimes this may lead you to a place within yourself that you never imagined. Happiness.