Paula and Matt ~ Engaged

If there is one word that comes to mind when I meet people who know Paula, it is “FUN!” I first met her in 2007 when she accompanied me to photograph a heart surgery at a local hospital. She was on the PR staff then. And while we waited for surgery to begin, I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the little tidbits she told me about her life as a former TV reporter, a stage performer and her involvement in pageants. (Never mind both our wide-eyed fascination of being only a few feet away from an exposed heart during surgery!).

Fast forward to 2009. A lot of great things happened in Paula’s life since that first conversation – among them a new job as the marketing director of Northwest Bank… AND the incredible guy in her life – Matt. After knowing of him from afar for some time, the two became a couple. In the process, there was a trip to St. Louis.

As Paula tells it: We took Matt’s 6-year-old son and 5-year-old niece to Six Flags. After a fun day at the park, we went downtown to visit the Arch. But tickets for the last trip to the arch were sold out. Matt decided to take a walk under the Arch and got down on one knee and said, “Will you marry me?” and held out an empty ring box.

Paula thought this was one of Matt’s pranks until…Matt’s son (Kieran) walked up with the ring and said, “My dad wants to know if you’ll marry us!”

Their engagement session at VanderVeer Conservatory this past rainy Sunday included Kieran, who will be the ring bearer at their summer wedding. And undoubtedly a FUN event to be a part of – I can’t wait!

What a great-looking family!
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Kieran taking a photo of me

Kieran taking a photo of me

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She said "I do!"

She said "I do!"

Fun times!

Fun times!


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Accent Photographics specializes in on-location baby, children and family photography, and special-event photography of weddings in eastern

2 Responses to Paula and Matt ~ Engaged

  1. Ellen says:

    LOVE the one of the boy taking your portrait! 🙂 You captures sweet interactions here – lovely job!!

  2. Aris Wells says:

    I love this family session, Shuva, you really captured the spirit of the family.
    Great job

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