Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rustic Maryland Engagement Session: Erin + Michael

She wasn't even supposed to go, but they had an odd number of people and needed an extra to fill their 6-person raft.  Erin had just returned from the Grand Canyon when her best friend asked if she wanted to travel to Pennsylvania for a white water rafting trip early the next morning.  "Why not," Erin decided.

As the caravan of 5 friends made its way down the road, Michael wondered why they were headed back to his house.  Until they passed his turn, heading to Erin's home just a short distance from where he lived.  Erin and Michael talked about their similarities on the drive to PA: how close they lived to each other, that they attended the same school, and that their parents also grew up near each other.  What's more, Erin's best friend was dating Michael's best friend.  

Not long after their rafting trip, Michael asked his best friend to ask his girlfriend to ask Erin to join them on another night out, since he didn't have a date to hang out with.  (And for the longest time, Erin didn't know that's how she got invited - she assumed her best friend had just asked her along.)  But Michael finally came around to asking her out directly, not a group of friends this time, but a movie night at his house.  Now, no longer making up the odd numbers, they are paired for life....

When Erin told me she wanted to have their engagement session on the farm where they live, I was nothing short of ecstatic.  I love me some farmland.  Maybe it's because I spent part of my childhood in upstate New York and have fond memories of picking wild blackberries and watching the production of baling hay, but in some way it feels like a small slice of home.  And their farm?  It didn't disappoint!

Erin and Michael, I had so much fun with you both, and I can't wait for your May wedding at the Evergreen Museum!!  xo... Pin It

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