Robyn and Michael
how we met
We met at a powerlifting competition in Calgary in May 2014. The morning of the competition, my girlfriend and I were getting ready for the day and I told her that I needed to look extra nice because today I was going to meet my husband. Of course we laughed it off and didn’t think anything of it. During the competition I was standing in the audience, cheering on the lifters when this drop dead gorgeous man walked into the room and stood beside me. It turned out that we were both there to cheer on the same person, whom later introduced us. We have been together ever since.
how they asked
I told Mike that I wanted to get some fall photos done for a nice Christmas card, but to my surprise Michael told me that he already had a photographer in mind for the exact same thing and that we were going to do it on October 24th because he saw in my agenda that I would be done midterms by then. I thought that was a little strange, for the man to organize a photoshoot from the date to the photographer, but went with it. I had a hunch that something might happen during the shoot, but we were nearing the photoshoot and nothing had happened. Chloe told us that she just had to go change a lens but would be right back. Michael came over to me and told me that he wasn’t sure how he felt about the poses that she was making us get into and had another pose in mind.
I was a little surprised because I thought Chloe was on point, but told him to speak up and tell her what he had in mind. I remember this scene very vividly in my mind. He said, “Well, I actually have this pose in mind…”
That is when Michael got down on one knee, pulled out a box and opened it while saying, “Robyn, will you marry me?”. My knees could hardly hold my body and I was balling my eyes out. October 24th, 2016 was the day I said “yes” to my best friend and I will forever relive that moment through the wonderful photos that Chloe captured of it.