This is a couple who is thankful for coed dorms. For without them, they might not have met. Erin & Matt met as residents of the same dorm at KU several years ago and hung out with a group of people before they honed in on one another. Erin fell for Matt when she realized she could do anything with him—from drinking beer watching the Jayhawks play basketball or the Cardinals play baseball to having a romantic evening out and about. Her affirmation that he’s “the one” grows stronger every day when she takes note of how much she looks forward to seeing him when she gets home from work. Matt’s own confidence in the relationship skyrocketed when the two decided to move across Missouri to St. Louis.
Now that both of them have real-world jobs (she is a property accounting manager and he works in mortgage operations), they still make time for what matters. Like eating BBQ. Going to the Lake. Playing darts or yard games. Spending time with their charming, tongue-crazy boxer, whom I had the pleasure of meeting, named Yadi.
Last fall, the couple was strolling around Erin’s favorite place—the St. Louis botanical gardens, when suddenly the love of her life dropped down on his knee to ask for her hand in marriage. But the magical evening didn’t end there. They swung by his mom’s house (supposed to drop off Yadi so they could go to dinner), only to find that all of their friends and family were there to celebrate the engagement! Erin was so shocked that after 9 years of dating, he still pulled off a surprise!
They shall take the next step in their relationship come October. And I’m so much looking forward to it because Erin’s family is no stranger to Darbi G. I shot Erin’s sister’s wedding two years ago. So glad they all came back for more!!!
And a special thank you to Maggie and Leanne for their help reining in Yadi for the shoot. And for the laughs. ?See you soon!