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Forest Park Engagement Session | St. Louis, Missouri | Missouri Engagement Photographer

I met up with Emma and Tom for their Forest Park engagement session last week in St. Louis – I had such a blast talking with the two of them all about how they met, fell in love and of course – how Tom proposed. The two of them met on a dating app in 2013 – she was in school in Edwardsville, IL, and Tom was working and going to school in St. Louis. After they talked back and forth for a bit, Tom asked Emma out on a date to a Blues game, and they almost ended up on the kiss cam! Emma said that she freaked out, but Tom says he would have gone for it – ha! Here’s how Tom later proposed to Emma:

“Tom jokes about how the way he finally asked me out was pretty casual (casual would be an overstatement…) and that he was really going to have to step it up when he proposed.  So one day after I got off work he said he wanted to take me to get coffee and that he had a surprise for me. That’s when he told me that we were leaving for Florida in about 4 days and to get my beach clothes ready!  We flew to Destin for a few days to just hang out, enjoy he beach and the weather, and get away from work for a few days.  On the last day we were there Tom drove us to a less populated beach that looked perfect to hang out together and relax.  After like two hours of me laying in the sun and Tom standing out in the water he asked if I wanted to take a walk. We walked waaayyyy down the beach, and were about to turn around and head back, when Tom dropped the bag he was wearing, got down on his knee. and asked me to marry him! I somehow didn’t see it coming, but now looking back at his behavior earlier in the day, I should’ve known something was up!”

After my time with these babes for their forest park engagement session, I can fully say that they share such a deep love and adoration for one another – their wedding day next year in St. Louis is going to be an incredible one. 

Cheers!

Allison

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  1. Cat Ekkelboom-White

    May 8th, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I absolutely love how you’ve captured the connection between this couple. It’s so beautiful.

  2. April

    May 8th, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Their love for each other is so obvious. They’re so sweet. I love the way you captured them!

  3. Stephanie

    May 8th, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Is it weird that whenever I think of St. Louis all I think of is the Zoo? I loved seeing this side of St. Louis! So beautiful.

  4. Traci Edwards

    May 8th, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    This is such a sweet engagement session, I love her dress!

  5. BreeAnna Lasher

    May 8th, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    oh my goodness! What a gorgeous session!! You captured their personalities so perfectly!

  6. Krystal Shuhyta

    May 9th, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I LOVE how IN LOVE they are!! The way she looks at him melts my heart! =)

  7. Hans and Rox

    May 9th, 2019 at 4:45 am

    They are so adorable! you captured their love so well! love the tone as well!

  8. Katie

    May 9th, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    This looks so warm and autumnal, I love it1

  9. Maddie Mae

    May 9th, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I love the warmth in these shots — such a sweet session!

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