Maddy and Sam

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Photography | Aaron Lee Photography | @aaronleeporta

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

We actually met in kindergarten and were good friends throughout school.


What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

We both value the importance of memories. He has really opened my eyes to living in the moment and I will always treasure that.


How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?

I kind of always knew as cheesy as that sounds. We would talk about whoever we were dating at the time, but I always felt a little bit of jealousy when he would tell me about other girls.


Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

I have never been so surprised. We were on one of our usual adventures and I actually suddenly felt inclined to tell him how much he meant to me. He reciprocated with his thoughts and suddenly he was proposing. It was perfect.


We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

When I was in high school, I drew him a picture of what I thought would be the most perfect ring. He clearly has an amazing memory because he surprised me with just that.


Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?

Yes! It’s such a stressful time right now, but I find relief in knowing that we have that to look forward to together. We want it to be very personalized and special to us. The kind of wedding where our guests show up and think “this is so them”.