Friday, November 12, 2010

Matt & Emily Are Engaged!!!

Just a few hours ago, my friend Matt proposed to my friend Emily. I was thrilled to be a part of the special occasion. What was my roll? you ask... Well, Matt wanted the proposal to be a surprise, so he planned to sneak in town and have me get Emily to the place he wanted to propose. So I had the difficult task of getting Emily to Laumeier Sculpture Park at a certain time on a certain date - not an easy thing to do. We had to be flexible because Emily kept changing our plans! But it all worked out. Emily thought she and I were going to go to dinner and then the Billikens game tonight. I picked her up at 4 (which she thought was too early for dinner, but I insisted that by the time we got downtown and seated we'd be hungry). It wasn't until I was making a left into the park that she asked where we were going. I told her that I had to give a cd of images to a client. She thought this was kind of shady, but I told her this is where I had the photo session (which was true, and they did get their cd today, just not at the park). Emily thought about staying in the car, but I told her to come with me. 

As we were walking to the spot Matt and I had decided upon, she told me that she and Matt used to come to this park a lot. We were talking as we approached Matt, and when she realized it was him, she looked at me with a look of astonishment. She had no clue!! She was frozen to the spot and Matt had to come over and bring her to the location he wanted to propose. I was shaking a little; I was so excited for them. I stayed in the background and took some pictures, trying not to intrude on their private moment. After the proposal, we walked around and took pictures, utilizing the last remaining daylight.

I am so excited for them! Not only are they two of my best friends, but they're also an amazing couple. I know they will be happy together. Oh yes, and Emily also found out today that she got the job at the Vanderbilt hospital. Now she will be moving to Nashville and she and Matt will live in the same town for the first time in 5 years.

Ok, since this is a Photo Blog, here are the pictures:

This is Matt's actual proposal:
This is the reenactment for photo purposes..         

This is Matt celebrating his ability to surprise her.

                      I just love these pictures.

Especially this one!!!

 Here is the cat sculpture they used to visit. Matt considered proposing here...

I had to keep reminding Emily to show off her ring!

This picture was Emily's idea. I like how it turned out.  

Does it sparkle enough for you?

Matt bought chocolate covered strawberries for Emily.  Here they are feeding each other.  I just wish the picture of Emily accidentally biting Matt's finger had been in focus!

 Congratulations Matt & Emily.  I love you guys!