#105 | Masonic Village — Elizabethtown, PA Engagement Sesh — Chelsea & Matt

Good afternoon (or morning depending on your time zone or sleep schedule).

This morning I was having quite the personal problem. It’s the kind of problem you can only have if you are female and own a furry pet. (You have no idea where I’m going with this. Sorry. Stay with me for a second.) Sometimes, when you are a girl, and you have a pet with fur, a strand of said fur somehow manages to STITCH itself into the inside of your bra, in a way that allows only a teeny tip of it to poke out of the fabric. It then stabs you in the boob incessantly, causing you to itch like a maniac. You know it’s in there, but you can’t find it. And looking for it, with your whole hand inside your bra, while at work, can make you look like a freak. So after way too long suffering through the itch, you have to run to the bathroom, strip off your shirt, and search for that one little hair. Then you find it and throw your hands up in victory, only to realize you are standing topless in the bathroom at work. #ThisIsMyLife

Luckily for me, when I returned to my desk, I remembered I had the most LOVELY engagement shoot to post for you, and my day started to really turn around (mmm smooth transition). Today’s shoot is courtesy of Tiffany Lewis Photography, and features Chelsea and Matt. Let’s hear a little bit from the bride-to-be, then indulge in some beautiful photos!

Matt and I met through a mutual friend; my best friend, and Maid of Honor, Angie. Angie and I went to Williamsport a few times to hang out with some of her friends from Penn College. On a few of our trips to Williamsport, I saw Matt, but never really talked to him. Then, during Mardi Gras 2009 (a street festival in downtown Williamsport) we finally spoke a bit.

We talked like that on a few more visits, without ever exchanging contact info, until finally, I asked Angie for his phone number. Matt was still in school at Penn college, but traveled to Mansfield (where I was in school at Mansfield University) to visit me. He asked me to be his girlfriend in May of that year. In the beginning, we lived two hours apart, but after a few months, Matt decided to move to Mansfield.

Every year for Christmas, I go to Florida to visit family. Christmas 2010 was no different. I got in the car and headed to Florida for what I thought was going to be a week and a half without Matt.

We went to church on Christmas Eve, then came home, ate dinner and opened presents. Christmas morning was no different, I opened my stocking and then laid around and watched Christmas movies all day. Sometime in the afternoon, the door bell rang. No one else was around so I went to answer it. When I opened the door, Matt was standing there with a ring in his hand. At first, I was so excited to see him that I jumped on him, knocking the ring out of his hand and on to the ground! After a long hug (and a search for the ring), Matthew got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! I was so surprised, not only by Matt’s proposal on Christmas day, but also that everyone in both of our families knew all about it and kept it a secret for over a month!

I graduated in May 2011 and I’m currently in graduate school at Millersville University, while planning our wedding. We talked to a number of photographers before we chose Tiff. We were referred to her by Matt’s mom. They worked together as photographers at Lifetouch. We talked with Tiff a few times and finally decided that her fun and positive outlook on life would make for an awesome photographer to share in our special day. We looked around for the perfect place to do our shoot and came across the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA. It was absolutely gorgeous! Tiff was so much fun to work with. She made us feel so comfortable and our day was absolutely perfect! We are so excited for her to photograph our wedding day!

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it’s also so much fun! We are very excited to start our lives together and settle down close to family and friends!

And now… your favorite part… the prettiness:

Aren’t they the cutest? I hope we get to see wedding pictures in the fall!

Enjoy the rest of your day! (ps. I hope you don’t think I’m too crazy about the dog-hair-in-bra thing from the beginning of this post).