Erika & Matt
Maryland Plaza & Forest Park Engagement Photos
What to wear? Which location? What season?
A lot of planning goes into an engagement session, and many emails back & forth. And then, suddenly the day is upon us. Our couples usually show up at least slightly nervous, but excited! I could see both feelings represented in Erika & Matt as we met them in Forest Park. We don’t usually start an engagement session with a lot of “posed” photos since I think it seems to immediately put a Couple on the spot. Instead, we work to capture them more as they are in everyday life.
This turned out to be easy to do with Erika & Matt, they brought their doggie Macaroon for the first stage of our session. As they walked and played with Macaroon in the park, the moments seemed very candid and intimate.
Afterward, we set off for more stylized locations to match the vintage theme of their wedding, with romantic shared moments in a classically beautiful part of St. louis. I can’t wait to see all of their plans come together next year with their Wedding at The Chase Park Plaza.
xoxo Amanda & DustinHow Matt Proposed: At the beginning of 2013, Matt had decided that he was going to propose this year. He asked Erika’s parents over after finding the perfect ring. Then on June 21, at the St. Louis Butterfly House in Chesterfield the proposal took place. This had been a date spot for us when we first started dating in 2007. Matt had rented the back garden patio and had his sister drop Erika off on their way back from Kansas. He was playing Erika’s favorite Celine Dion song, “I’m Alive,” while waiting for her with flowers and THE RING! He got down on one knee and the rest is history! 🙂 One of the happiest moments of our lives.
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