Eric and Emily selected us to be their St. Louis wedding photographers for their upcoming Halloween wedding! So let us tell you a little about this awesome couple! Eric and Emily first met in July of 2010 on a boating trip at Lake Kinkaid. Eric may have told a white lie about being from Nebraska to spark Emily’s hometown interest but it worked and he did eventually come clean 2 months later where he originally grew up. Emily decided she’d keep him anyway.
These two have been together for over 5 years now and have a 4 year old daughter together who is “over the moon” to be mommy and daddy’s flower girl! Before Eric proposed he spent months, days and hours of searching with countless calls and texts to family on friends to find the right ring for Emily, but he eventually found it. It wasn’t until 3 months later though that he decided to pop the question. Eric used poor judgement by carrying around this ring everywhere he went and even keeping it in the center console of his truck…good idea Eric! The prime opportunity eventually revealed itself to him at a high school graduation party of his cousins. Eric gathered aunts and even the graduate himself to get in on the proposal. During a group photo of people holding signs to congradulate the graduate, everyone flipped their sign to revel a hidden message meant for Emily that spelled out “Emily will you marry me?” Eric, holding their daughter Baleyn, emerged from the clapping crowd holding flowers and the ring. Teary eye’d Emily wiped away tears and makeup and said “YES”.
Emily describes Eric as the tough guy that wears his heart on his sleeve. Eric describes Emily as his rock and helps keep him grounded. They are clearly a balance for each other and look forward to their wedding day. This will be the first day that both sides of the family will meet and both Emily and Eric couldn’t be more excited!
We love Eric and Emily’s story and are even more excited to share a few of their engagement photos with you as well!
We also will be spreading the love by giving away a Family Session that you can enter to win by clicking the link here!