Morgan and Sam

How We Met

Sam and I met in high school, during our tenth-grade year. I had just transferred schools, so I didn’t know many people. He was in my fourth block class and sat across the room from me. I thought he was cute but being shy and new I didn’t have the courage to talk to him. I even went home and told my mom about him. She said I should get to know him, but I was too shy. A few weeks passed, and I started seeing a guy from a different class. So, Sam and I never connected. He has told me now that he was scared to talk to me because I was “the most beautiful thing he had ever seen”. We had a project together in class which forced us to finally talk to each other, and I got to see what a goofball he is for the first time. Sam has told me that after our project he decided he was going to catch me after class to get my number but saw me holding hands with someone else.

He says that seeing me with someone else hurt, even though he barely knew me. That summer, my boyfriend and I split. On the first day of eleventh grade, I was sitting in my third block class when Sam walked in and sat down a few seats down from me. Every day for the next week or so, he would move one seat closer, until he was eventually right next to me. We started to get to know each other some, and I found out he played football for the school. That Friday, I asked him to let me know how the game went and that’s when he made his move. He said, “or I could just text you after and let you know”. Not long after, he asked me to be his girlfriend and we have been inseparable ever since.

how they asked

Sam and I got engaged exactly three years after we started dating. He was home for the weekend from police academy, and said he was taking me somewhere for our three-year anniversary. So, after work I got ready to go and met him at his house. He then told me we were going on a walk then to dinner. He took me to a nature trail where we would often go on dates, and we started walking. We walked for a while in one direction, then he turned me around and we walked the other way. After a while, he said he wanted to go out onto the rock in the creek we would sit on sometimes to have a snack and enjoy the scenery.

We made our way out to the middle of the creek by jumping on other rocks and joking about how I was far too overdressed to be walking in the woods. Once we were on the rock, we were looking around and talking about how pretty the weather was. He pointed to something for me to look at, and when I turned back around he was down on a knee. I could hear the nerves in his voice when he spoke, but he said all the right things. I said yes, and he put my beautiful ring on my finger. That’s when we noticed strangers cheering and taking pictures, and I saw that he had staged his parents to take pictures for us. After, we went to dinner and spent rest of the evening telling friends and family the good news.

Special Thanks

Brittany Leigh Photography |