Emily and Sterling

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How We Met

We first met in the winter of 2014 when we had honors algebra together in high school. He would always make me laugh & he was very sweet. We started officially dating a few months later in March. After high school, I went to college in Middle Tennessee while he went to school in Northeast Tennessee giving us a five-and-a-half hour driving distance between us.

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There would be times we couldn’t see each other for weeks due to both our hectic college schedules, however, we roughed it out together because we knew what we had was truly special! Now I am currently in my third year of law school in Knoxville and he is working as an engineer in another city.

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How They Asked

He asked me to marry me by planning a photoshoot with a professional photographer for our 6-year dating anniversary photos. Unbeknownst to me, he was planning to propose! 15 minutes into the session he pulls out a paper and he reads to me a poem he wrote about us and our story, detailing exactly why he loves me and how he would love for me to be his wife! Of course, I said YES!

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Special Thanks

Ashley Leffew
 | Photographer