He knocked on her door just a few short days after grad school had begun and asked her to go out with him. With part naivety and part disbelief that the tall, incredibly intelligent man would be asking her on a date, she replied with the question of who all was going out with them. But soon after the two Art History majors found themselves practically inseparable walking the streets of New York City, spending days at the MET, nights at the movies, and most of their time pouring over books. As serious as they are about their studies, their plans for life, and their future, Bailey and Michael both manage to bring out the silly, goofy, and playful side in each other. Our time walking through the MET on one of the coldest days possible in New York City was full of Office quotes, weird sound effects, and Michael breaking out Bailey’s dimples in every single humorous way he could think of.
Avid Office enthusiasts, one night while they were watching one of their favorite episodes where Michael proposes to Holly, Bailey looked down to find her Michael holding a ring and recreating the moment that was playing on the screen. She could hardly believe it, but the setting was beyond perfection and she couldn’t imagine any other answer other than a resounding “YES!” They’ll be married this fall on Bailey’s parents land in Bloomington. The engagement session couldn’t have been more perfectly planned or timed if we tried. Bailey and Michael inquired and stated that because they lived in NYC, they would be unable to do an engagement session. But life is full of crazy coincidences and I was flying to NYC for a workshop just a week later. The freezing temperatures had us desperately looking for a location indoors and nowhere could have been better than the MET for two art historians.
Bailey and Michael, first off – thank you so much for choosing a warm indoor location! The MET was a bucket list dream I didn’t even know I had until you mentioned it and it was the best time walking the halls of the museum and learning all the little tidbits about the art that only a historian would know. Seriously can’t wait to see how you fill the world with your knowledge, talents, and goofiness. All the love – xx, M