None of us had ever been to Hawk Falls... Emily & Matt drove two hours to have their engagement session at the beautiful Hawk Falls. We walked the unknown trail, and climbed down a very sketchy rock ledge, but made it to these beautiful falls for some amazing photos! Definitely worth it!! Emily & Matt were up for anything! And they brought this ADORABLE personalized lantern!! SO CUTE!!! And a super fun fact: They are getting married on my 16th wedding anniversary!! <3<3 That excites me as a NEPA wedding photographer like no other.


Emily & Matt were officially engaged on December 14, 2018 and have been together for five years. They'll be tying the knot this fall in Barnesville, PA. I'm so excited for their wedding in October! 


How did you meet?

"Matthew and I met at Kohl's in June of 2013. I still remember the day I first saw him and had this instant feeling that he was going to be apart of my life, but I had no idea to this extent. He worked at Kohl's for a few months before I started, so I asked him millions of questions just to be able to talk to him. Later on I found out he did the same thing so I would talk to him! A couple months later, in August, I had lost my phone, but luckily found it and Matthew slides me his number and says " Well since you found your phone you should text me sometime." I don't think I ever smiled that big in my life. We texted for a while and then one day Matt came to work and I gave him his birthday gift. I walked him to the door and he turned around and kissed me! Then a few weeks later on October 3 he asked me to be his girlfriend!" - Emily

NEPA wedding photographer, engaged couple at hawk falls

The Perfect Proposal!

"On December 13th, Matt and I went to Maggiano's for dinner, then went home to decorate the Christmas tree. He went upstairs to grab something and came back down and all of a sudden was acting strange. I kept asking him if he was okay and he kept saying he was and hugged me. I turned around to put an ornament on the tree, when I turned back around I found him on one knee! I was completely surprised and thought it wasn't happening for another year! Of course, after he asked me to marry him, I said Yes!! He picked the ring out himself and I haven’t stopped staring at it ever since!" - Emily

Fun fact about your relationship?

Matt was my first kiss, and honestly, real boyfriend. I love that he will be my last kiss!~ Emily

What are your favorite things to do together?

Cook, hike, watch Ghost Adventures, watch scary movies, and go to breakfast :) ~ Emily

What is one thing (besides each other) that each of you could not live without?

For Emily - my hair straightener!! I can’t stand my curly hair.

For Matt- his grandpa socks ( those long white socks ugh) he also can’t live without AC. ~ Emily

About the Photographer

Kristy Hoadley Co is a NEPA wedding photographer based out of Easton PA and specializes in organic, moody, outdoor weddings. My photography style can be described as classic, authentic, candid artistry. Are you planning a wedding? I serve NJ, NY, PA, and SC.


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