Matthew and Marie first set eyes on each other during their freshman year of high school in the lunch room. They both remember the moment of holding eye contact for far too long. Marie was too shy to talk to him, but she asked all of her friends who he was. They weren’t introduced until their sophomore year, when they had several classes together. He just happened to sit by her in every one. He would frequently ask her to hang out with him and his friends or go to group events. During their junior year, they talked more, and Matthew asked Marie out on their first date. They went to the IMAX then Maggie Moo’s ice cream (where he accidentally left the car running the entire time). Marie guesses that he was just nervous. At the end of their junior year, Matthew pulled her out of class to “interview” her for the high school’s TV, then on a video he asked her to be his girlfriend. They have been inseparable since that day, despite the fact that she attended Missouri State, and he went to University of Missouri- Rolla/Missouri State. On December 20, 2011, Matthew proposed in Breckenridge, Colorado- one of Marie’s favorite places. They both love spending time on the lake, being outdoors, watching movies, and spending time with their close friends and family. Marie loves to read, and Matthew loves to play the guitar. We had so much fun taking their engagement photos- we literally laughed until my face hurt. Enjoy some of the sweet photos from their session. I’m looking forward to photographing their beautiful wedding in September!