Congratulations to my sweet couple Lydia and Taylor! We had such a great time together taking their engagement photos, even though we had the typical Texas heat and humidity. It’s amazing how much fun you can have regardless of the circumstances! My couples are seriously the best!!
Here is a little from my sweet bride Lydia;
I moved to Houston in July of 2015 because I got a job teaching second grade at Our Savior Lutheran school. Taylor has lived in Houston his entire life, went to school at Our Savior Lutheran as a child, and he and his family still attend church there. Neither of us were at a point in our lives where we were looking to date someone. If someone came into our lives, then so be it.
I joined the church choir as the school year started in the fall and slowly started meeting more and more people. I knew there were these funny guys in the choir (Taylor and his dad Dean), who sat behind me in the tenor section. They were always cracking jokes and making me laugh, I knew they sat behind me but I never seemed to talk to them. One Sunday morning, as the choir was warming up before the service, I noticed a young guy about my age. He was wearing a red printed button up shirt. He looked really good in that red shirt. I thought to myself, “why has this guy never talked to me?” Little did I realize that this guy was one of those funny guys who sits behind me in the tenor section!
In the springtime, I started going to the Sunday school class for young adults. On one of those Sundays, I saw that same guy in class- the one who wore the red printed button up shirt. Several weeks of Sunday school classes went by and I hadn’t spoken one word to him yet. Until he sat in front of me. I wasn’t going to be awkward so I decided to strike up a brave, “hi Taylor”. And we continued to talk about Netflix and other things.
As summer approached, church league basketball started up and I was asked to be on the pink team. Taylor was on the orange team. One game, the pink team and the orange team played each other. After the game, Taylor invited me to go to a bar with a few of his friends. I took his phone out of his hands and put my number in it. We went to Brickhouse with two other people, but Taylor and I talked to each other the whole time. I liked him immediately.
We were apart for the summer, but continued to text and talk. When I returned to Houston in August we went on more dates. We were both very cautious and serious about the possibility of a relationship. We both knew if we seriously dated, we were going to get married.
Once I let myself fall in love with Taylor, I knew he was the one for me. We had our first kiss on October 9, 2016. We got engaged on April 19, 2018.
He proposed to me by the waterfall near our church. He told me that Our Savior has been a huge part of his past. It’s a part of our present lives. And it’s where we will spend our future- where we will get married, and where our kids will go to school.
After he proposed we went to Brickhouse, that same bar that we went to the very first night we spent time together.
We’ve already gone though many ups and a few downs, and I consider myself lucky that I get to have more ups and downs with Taylor.