Time & Megan met at George Mason University, so it was a no-brainer to have their engagement session shot there. They also met over a shared love of the theatre, Tim built scenery for Mason performances, and Megan was the header painter! So they also decided to have a bunch of their engagement pictures set in the George Mason theatre – including some dancing on stage and some fun masks! Their delightful engagement shoot also featured pop-up books and a TON of laughter!
A special thanks again to Stephen Gosling Photography for sharing!
Both creative and dexterous, Tim has found the perfect complement to his many talents. In his high school and college years, he developed and honed his talents in drafting, drawing, carpentry, welding, and more. Today, Tim not only uses his carpentry and scenic design talents, but he also is a fantastic teacher and mentor for undergraduates. He is the Assistant Technical Director at George Mason University. Every day, he builds scenery for the many performances at Mason including plays, operas, and musicals.
After graduating from George Mason University, Megan found employment with another George, George Washington University. She works as the Stewardship Coordinator in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Megan ensures that GW donors are recognized for their giving and know the impact of their gift. She is also a part-time graduate student in the Museum Studies program. Focusing on museum administration, Megan would like to work in a DC metro museum in public programming or development.
How they met:
The very first time that Tim met Megan was in the George Mason University scene shop. He was the assistant scenic designer, and she was the head painter on the same show. Covered in paint from head to toe, in old shabby clothes, and her hair in dissaray, Megan was quite a sight! Yet, Tim came over to say hello to the cute girl. That was only the beginning.
The next semester, they were working again on a show; he was the scenic designer, and she was the make-up and hair designer. Working late nights, Tim would offer to walk Megan home each evening. He would ask her questions during the entire walk just to get to know her. They worked together again just a month later, again both designers on the show. He taught her to play chess, took her for walks, and continued to escort her home.
Click inside for the rest of their George Mason University Engagement session, including the proposal story and a look at Megan’s super awesome green, Irish engagement ring!
The proposal story!
After coming home from work, Megan left to complete some errands for an hour. In that hour, Tim defied time and space by running to the store, changing clothes, and cleaning the apartment. When Megan returned, she opened the door to find the apartment sparkling, candles over the room, and fresh flowers. Right in the doorway, Tim, freshly shaven and in his best clothes, got down on his knee. For Megan, time stood still and basically froze. Tim actually had to ask her to answer, she was so overwhelmed! After saying yes, Tim reenacted their very first date.
Megan was most surprised by the ring. Tim took in consideration that she already wore a claddagh and that they are both Irish. He searched many stores and finally had to have the ring custom designed and made. He even was able to sneak a ring out of her jewelry box for the proper sizing!
Playing in fountains! love!
So much laughter – i love it!
Congratulations Tim & Megan! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Virginia engagement session with us! A special thanks again to Stephen Gosling Photography for sharing his images!