May 22 I did some fun family portraits for the Wine family in Mt. Vernon. Derek, the recent college grad and reason for the family shoot, also happens to be Melissa Byrdy's boy:) I was POSITIVE when they asked me to shoot their family that a proposal was being staged. It was too perfect. Well, Derek had no hardware on him that day so the shoot went off without a ring.
THEN! 5 days later he popped the question!!! I actually was quite emotional about the entire thing since it's Matt's only sister and the baby of the family. When I met her she was 13 and worrying about summer reading lists, softball practice, what to wear the first day of school, and all things disney. (well, she's still into disney:). Where has the time gone??
This is NOT an engagement pic. That'll come in July. But here's a quick shot I took during the family shoot. I just love it:)
Mel - I can't wait to see you float down the aisle into the arms of the love of your life.
Mel and Derek - you have no idea how proud of you Matt and I are. We can't wait for your big day and to share wonderful life moments with the two of you:) We love you so much. SOO much.