When we first received Matt’s inquiry through our website here on our contact form, we were at first in awe! We couldn’t believe that this opportunity was presenting itself. When we finished our consultation with Matt over the phone, we were then so overjoyed and excited, as it was very evident how much he loved Emily, his girlfriend, and how intentional he was about proposing marriage to her!
See, Matt was flying with Emily from Kentucky to New York, where one of their special visits was a private tour at Yankee Stadium. But this was a set up! Matt was in cahoots with the great team at Yankee Stadium, and when he hired us, we were to pose as the other winners of the private tour. The plan: snap some discreet photos during the tour, and then when we got behind home plate (what!! we couldn’t believe it!), he would pop the question and #shesaidyes ! This was all a perfect set up for his girlfriend, as she is a huge Yankees fan! (This was really also fun for us, despite Tim being a die-hard Red Sox fan, and Steph being a Queens-bred Mets fan).
Then the moment was nearing, and Tim was Steph’s practice model to test for lighting behind home plate, where Matt would pop the question! Matt and Emily walked over to pose for a picture with the tour guide (like we did), but Matt pulled out a heart felt letter, and ended with going down on one knee, to ask her to marry him. The board read “I may strike out, but Emily will you marry me?” It was so beautiful guys!! and we were overjoyed to be their photography team (of course making sure not to step on the grass, strict rule, or climb on the bench in the dugout - oops!).
We have been looking forward to deliver their gallery, and now that we have, here are some of our absolute favorites from their Surprise Proposal and Engagement session at Yankee Stadium. Love!
There were many sweet moments on the tour for the two of them and we had a blast too! It was actually quite an adventure for us to work together and pretend like we were taking pictures of each other, when we were actually taking pictures of Matt and Emily. What a rush, she almost caught us about three times (haha!) We visited so many cool spots in the Stadium, where we were particularly excited to walk through Monument Park, and even sit in The Judges’ Chamber. Being there was just that much more exciting because Matt and Emily’s proposal and engagement session was actually our very first full photography job as husband and wife (since we officially were married in May 2019 !! — more to come on that on our Catholic marriage blog).
Please join us in congratulating Matt + Emily on their engagement, and praying for them during this special time in their lives as they prepare to enter into marriage.
Their love for each other inspires us, and we really want to take the time to thank them for saying Yes to each other, and for all the couples who are making this commitment too. It’s so important to remember what you’re saying Yes to, and we are so grateful to photography such meaningful moments for the couples we have worked with. Married life is such a beautiful Grace, through the ups and down, but always together.