Sayward and Shawn

How We Met

Shawn and I were working at the same company (different locations) when we first met. We were surprised to have many mutual friends and ended up matching on Bumble where he convinced me to go on a date with him. Our first date was AMAZING and he was such a gentleman and not to mention hilarious… and I’m talking the “almost-spit-out-your-beer-kind of funny”. We hit it off right from the start and a few months later decided to make our relationship exclusive. We have been attached to the hip ever since and I cannot picture my life without him!

How They Asked

A few months ago, my boyfriend mentioned that he had planned for us to refresh our fall couple’s photos from last year. He had it planned for a weekend when we were visiting our family in North Carolina. I was so excited once I found out that our pictures would be on Black Balsam Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway as it is a very significant place for us. Our session was scheduled for 2 hours, and when it was nearly over, Shawn sneakily pulled off a gold ring I had on my left hand and got on one knee to ask me to be his wife. Right when the sun was setting, in our favorite place in the world, I SAID YES to the best man I’ve ever known. It was such a dream and I am so happy to spend the rest of my life with my other half.

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Special Thanks

Matthew Pautz
Photographer