“This nature trail holds special memories for us,” Holly explained as we walked along the white chat path. She pointed to the pavilion just ahead and laughed and said, “I remember getting caught in a rain storm together for over an hour underneath that pavilion.” Erik added, “Our first apartment was just up the hill from here, and we would bring our dog here to walk a play.”
It was only fitting that their engagement session would be documented in the same location!
Erik and Holly met in high school in St. Charles, Missouri. They share the same affection for travel, camping and the outdoors, and adventure. In fact, they have made it a goal to visit all of the state parks in Missouri (with Elephant Rocks being among their favorite). Traveling was even the premise of their proposal story.
“We took a trip together to visit Chicago over Spring Break.” Holly said. “It was my first trip to Chicago and his second. He proposed along the River Walk with the city skyline behind us.” Erik added, “I was waiting for the right moment, and after finding a surprisingly private location near the water I thought this was the right time. I waited for someone to walk by to document the moment for us. It was meant to be because the couple that photographed our proposal also turned out to be big KU fans. With us attending college at Mizzou it was funny to discuss the rivalry there.” Holly concluded with, “It was such a fun and amazing trip!”
Holly and Erik will be exchanging vows with what is sure to be a most beautiful wedding at Emerson Fields next July. Enjoy your preview, Erik and Holly!