Maegan + Tyler
A Lake Monroe Engagement Session
So, this Lake Monroe Engagement Session was a new adventure for me! We went out on a BOAT and were chauffeured around by Maegan’s awesome parents! Maegan pretty much grew up on the lake so this was the perfect way to experience her engagement session. We even stopped by Maegan’s longtime dream wedding spot. I’m so happy we were able to spend this fun day together!
These two had me in TEARS reading about their love story. Maegan & Tyler, thank you so much for sharing so much of yourselves with me and for allowing me to be a little part of your story! I can’t wait for your day at The Wilds!
Lake Monroe Engagement Session
Bloomington Wedding Photographer
“Tyler and I met like any great love story begins… while working together at Subway. While we had worked a few shifts together beforehand, I remember the night he *finally* asked me for my number, you know, just in case of a work emergency! After I had gotten off of work, I walked out to my car positive I would have a text from him – but, I didn’t. He got me. A few days later I received a text that said: “I bet you can’t guess who this is!” He was disappointed when I guessed right on the first try. :)” -Maegan
“Our beginning probably didn’t start like most. We were both experiencing some of the lowest points in our lives – Tyler’s parents had just divorced and I had lost my best friend to suicide. Our relationship began in a whirlwind of emotions. Sadness would overwhelm me a lot – as anyone who has experienced such a tragedy. But at the same time, I would become overwhelmed with a calmness, a warmth, and a feeling that everything would genuinely be okay. As cliche as that sounds. The first six months of our relationship was a lot of growing together and helping one another get back up on our feet. I promise all of the butterflies, the giddiness, the excitement of seeing one another after spending just a few hours apart were all there, but Tyler and I experienced a lot of other emotions together in the beginning – I think that’s what makes us such a good pair. We can read each other like a book. Every emotion, good or bad.” -Maegan
“Meeting Maegan came during one of the most difficult times in my life. As I tried to accept the divorce of my parents, she quickly became someone I could always rely on and turn to whenever I needed to talk. Through the toughest times, she was by my side and developed into my escape from life’s struggles. What I remember most about the first few months of our relationship is how quickly I realized I loved her. I remember talking to my best friend after just a few months and asking him if it was too early to tell her that I did love her, but I was so certain in how I felt that I knew telling her was the best thing to do. Our relationship was unlike any other that I had been in before and was something I had never experienced. Loving someone so deeply so quickly has been such a scary, exciting feeling with Maegan that I could not imagine feeling that way for anyone else.” -Tyler
“It always has amazed me how easy it is to talk to Maegan. Even when we first met, I felt like I had known her for years because she always had a good grasp on what was going on, and we clicked so well. People are often so nervous when they try to get to know someone new, but even when we first met, she kept me so calm that I never felt anything but excited when I was around her. As soon as I met her, I knew that she was going to be someone special in my life because everything was just easy with her. She made me feel confident both in myself and in our relationship.” – Tyler
“Marriage has always been a scary thought for me. I always promised myself that I would never rush into a marriage, and I had to be 1000% certain when deciding to spend my life with someone. It didn’t take long for me to realize, however, that my relationship with Maegan was going to develop into something much more than a casual relationship. I don’t necessarily think that it was one specific moment when I knew I wanted to marry Maegan, but rather a series of moments that cultivated in me realizing that Maegan was the person I wanted to take on life with. It isn’t always the major moments either. Sure, our trips to Disney World or our adventures to places such as New Buffalo, Michigan, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee showed me that we could take on anything together, but I think the everyday, smaller moments were just as important. Whether it’s still getting excited each time she tells me she’s on her way home from work or thinking of her each time something happens to me during the day, I can’t imagine a day without Maegan. One of my favorite quotes from the cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies that I love to watch says, “There’s a lot of people you live with, but there’s only one you can’t live without.” This is how I feel about Maegan, and this is how I know she is the one I want to spend my life with.” – Tyler
“When Tyler began to feel like ‘home’ is when I knew I wanted to marry him. Having feelings of giddiness and butterflies is one thing, but having the feeling of warmth and comfort is another. I honestly don’t think there’s a better feeling in the world. I knew my relationship with Tyler was going to be something very special in my life, and as they say “when you know you know”. – Maegan
“Christmas has always been an important time in our relationship. Maegan knows how much I love the holiday, and we have always tried to make the time special for each other. However, even I couldn’t have anticipated the present she was going to give me during Christmas 2017. A few days before Christmas, she woke me up early one morning and told me that we were leaving to go somewhere. From here, we headed to the airport, where I still had no idea where we would be going. Once we made it to our gate, I finally realized where we were going: Disney World. This has always been our place, and we’ve been fortunate to go multiple times during our relationship. Getting to see our favorite place in the world during our favorite time of year was a surreal experience that proved to be yet another example of how thoughtful and selfless Maegan is in our relationship.” -Tyler