I always have my couples fill out a getting to know you sheet before we do any of their sessions as a way to dig a little bit deeper into who they are separately and together. These are so fun to get back and read. Some are quiet and share minimal details where others pour their hearts into these forms and I feel like I have watched their love progress! Normally, I incorporate a few fun details into their post as I talk about how the shoot went and so on. I decided that I’m going to do things a bit differently and share what they had to say in their own words. What better way to share who they are than allowing them to speak themselves!
Brian and Erin are in our eGroup for church and we have been blessed to know them. Brian keeps you laughing non-stop and Erin has such a tender heart and cares so much for others. These two haven’t had their pictures taken since they were married a few years ago and they won this session through my last give away! Meet Brian & Erin!
When did you meet?
Brian: About 10 years ago, in the winter.
Erin: In February at a Morning star Conference in Charleston.
How did you meet?
Brian: At a Christian conference in Charleston. She was praying for me. I was going through a difficult time in my life.
Erin: He was with some mutual friends of the guy I was dating at the time. I prayed for him at the front.
What was your first impression of your spouse?
Brian: I though she was very beautiful and much more mature than me. (I didn’t think I had a chance with her)
Erin: Well, he was wearing a french blue dress shirt which I had always joked with him (God) about thinking that maybe I will meet the guy I will marry wearing that color shirt.
What was the moment when you knew he/she was “the one?”
Brian: It’s hard to say, it didn’t take long.
Erin: When we were talking on the phone and his friend had been in an accident and Brian said sincerely that he wished he could take his friend’s place. It showed me the type of person he is.
What is a favorite memory from when you first started dating?
Brian: Sneaking a tube of cookie dough and two plastic spoons into a movie. Also when I came to visit her in Charleston, she decorated her room like a winter wonderland with snow, lights, everything.
Erin: Our first Christmas, I made my tiny college room into a “Winter Wonderland” with lots of fake snow and twinkle lights.
Tell me 3 favorite things about your spouse?
Brian: She is a very giving person, She helps keep me organized/focused and she loves God more than anyone I know.
Erin: He has a positive attitude, compassion for others and willingness to change
Tell me 3 of your personality traits:
Brian: Outgoing, spontaneous, and happy
Erin: Introflective, silly and organized
Tell me 3 of your spouse’s personality traits:
Brian: Loving, caring and detail oriented.
Erin: Funny, personable, and fun-loving
Name your 3 favorite things to do together:
Brian: Go out to eat, drive to the mountains and cuddle on the couch.
Erin: Go out to eat and to see a movie, taking a day trip to the mountains, VACATIONS and being home around the house.
What do you think is unique about you as a couple?
Brian: We are very silly. We don’t take everything seriously.
Erin: We are really in tune to each other and have worked on communication a lot. We can always make each other laugh. Brian is a great Pterodactyl.