I believe most of us ladies are suckers for a sweet engagement story. Ladies, I know you have fawned over those lovely videos where the guy plots a camera man to secretly follow the couple around until he surprises her with the perfect ring. I know I have smiled and perhaps shed a few happy tears when she realizes she was being videotaped all day.
Well, I have been dating a wonderful man named Jonathan for a little over a year and have been dreaming of the “perfect way” that he might propose. And I’m happy to say he exceeded my dreams.
To give a little back story, Jonathan told me that he had a friend that was a new photographer that was just starting his business and needed a couple to add to his portfolio. And understanding that predicament I gladly agreed to do so. So we planned a Saturday morning in Forest Park to have a mini photoshoot. Jonathan sent me a text that morning saying that our song was on the radio when he got into his truck and that made me immediately nostalgic and I played it over and over again until he got to my house. The man knows me well and he had a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha and a sausage egg and cheese biscuit in his hand when I met him at the door. We made it to the park and laughed when we saw this sign:
That’s right ladies, He is one good looking man! And a taken one too! As I was about to have headshots taken the photographer had me turn around. And this is what happened:
Obviously, I said yes and may have had a few happy tears. I came to find out that our “budding photographer” was Dave Merritt a very well known photographer who freelances for the St. Louis Zoo. Who also snapped a few cute coupley photos!
I am more than excited to be married to this wonderful man. And for those who wanted to see the bling!
*All photos (minus the first and last) were taken by Dave Merritt Photography