Emma and Matt’s engagement session was at Ashland the Henry Clay Estate near downtown Lexington, KY. They had a beautiful fall day and the colors on the trees were starting to change beautifully. The Henry Clay Estate has so many pretty spots to take photos from the garden to the historic buildings. We had so much fun celebrating Emma and Matt’s engagement and hearing all about their love story. Emma and Matt met on their first day of CIS 110 freshman year at the University of Kentucky. Matt was studying music and Emma was studying nursing. So fate would have that this class would be their only overlapping class. Their first date was ordering Chinese food to the dorm and eating it by candlelight with birthday candles in dixie cups. Together, Emma and Matt love spending time together by bowling, playing pool, going to the shooting range, hiking, watching movies and South Park, playing with their dogs, and visiting their favorite bar downtown Henry Clay’s Public House.
Matt knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Emma. So on December 23, 2017, Matt suggested that they visit UK’s campus to see all of the new renovations that had occurred since they left UK. Emma immediately wondered what might be up. They had already had a dinner scheduled downtown and were dressed up. They drove around campus and then ended up at the library. During their freshman year, they would take walks around the bowl next to the Willy T. Library. So they relived these memories by taking another walk. While they walked they talked about the holidays. Emma mentioned how she stole Matt the previous Thanksgiving and how he was stealing her that Christmas away from her family. After walking for a while Matt stopped and hugged Emma tight to keep her warm. Emma could hear Matt’s heart racing and said, “WOW, your heart is RACING!” Matt then got down on one knee and asked if he could steal her for the rest of her life. She, of course, said, Yes! We are so excited to celebrate with these two next summer at the Polo Barn at Saxony.
Engagement Session Location: Ashland The Henry Clay Estate
Engagement Ring: Helzberg Diamonds
Hair and Makeup: Ulta Beauty
Emma’s Necklace (Gift from Matt): Kay Jewelers
Engagement photos by: Kevin and Anna Photography