St. Louis Union Station Engagement photos —I had the pleasure of meeting Paige and Ryan and capturing their love and story in St. Louis. We choose the historic St. Louis Union Station as the backdrop for their shoot and then we moved to the Angad Arts Hotel for the second portion of the photoshoot.
Update: Paige and Ryan have been featured on How They Asked by the Knot.
Q: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
A: Ryan and I met on a Friday night at a Place called Elmo’s Love Lounge ( Quite a coincidence). He was leaving with his nephew and my best friend knew him and stopped to talk to him. During their conversation I noticed Ryan laughing and asked what he thought was so funny. My snippy remark peaked his interest and we hit it off from there.
Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. (example: pushing each other to new limits, love to travel, huge comic book fans, foodies, etc.) What makes your relationship unique?
A: Our relationship is so special because we can listen to music and sing together for hours. We introduce each other to knew things like Marvel movies and cooking.
Q: How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship? (these may often be the same moment, but aren’t always)
A: Prior to meeting Ryan I had no interest in really dating but within the 1st week of meeting he was just what I needed. Our first date lasted 6 hours and even after that date we made plans to meet again the next day. There was one night in particular ( Maybe a month into dating ) where I went over to his house. He mentioned wanting to talk and all I remember is that I just knew he wanted to make it official but all he wanted to say was he could see that happening in the future. I was so embarrassed and emotional that I called my friend upset . That’s when I knew he was special.
Q: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
A: The proposal happened during a family Christmas Brunch my mom hosted . It was time to take photos so I wanted everyone to gather but my best friend pulled me away upstairs to “Talk” about something she was going through that couldn’t wait (She was apart of the plan). After talking briefly I went back downstairs stairs straight to everyone facing the doorway, candles lit on the floor and music playing. Ryan stood in front of me wearing his Christmas pajamas.I was so surprised I instantly started crying.
Q: We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!
A: The square cut diamond ring is a reflection of myself, he chose something simple but classy.
Q: Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?
A: Ryan and I are excited to get the planning really put in place. We had rough year with my mom suffering from blood clots and needing to fly out to Cleveland for open lung surgery but now that she is healed we can now focus on our celebration. We have ideas of exactly how we want things to go and look so were anticipating the moment we can move forward with planning this year.