Pool Shark | Love Shark. Columbus Engagement Photography

Tyler and Erica.  Engaged.


Engaged and REALLY IN LOVE!These two met at a billiard hall.  OH SUH-WHEET.  Let’s do your engagement sesh here!
This is MY FAVE.  LOVE IT!
AND, SECOND FAVE.  Reflection.  Reflection.  Reflection.  Reflection.  Super cool.
A little rooftop romance.

I just love the wispy happiness in this one.
I won’t tell you where these photographs were taken because Tyler in a Michigan Alum and he may just be in trouble.  Hint Hint.
Erica is a teacher.  This is SO fitting.  Participants Needed for their 7/7/12 wedding!  I am oh-so lucky to be one of those participants!  Thank you, Erica and Tyler, for inviting me to be such a big part of your wedding day.  I’m SUPER excited!

Some fun facts about these pretty people…

Erica – I’m an “out of work” band director (working retail at the moment) with a bachelors and a masters degree in music education. When I am teaching, I’m a workaholic–I’ll do anything for my students’ success! I have a huge travel bug and have been to Europe three times. I love playing pool–my dad taught me many years ago and Tyler and I still love to play. I also love to cook–it’s very cathartic for me. I’ll send goodies to work with Tyler every so often. I’m pretty sure my cupcakes are the reason he got his promotion!

Tyler – Extremely strict work ethic, University of Michigan degree, love to shoot pool and play darts, the only time I lost to Erica in pool was when I threw the game either to get her phone number when we first met or to keep it interesting when we play best of three games.

When and where is your wedding?

July 7th, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Columbus, Ohio

How did you meet?

Erica – Funny story…I had a friend who was pretty shy when it came to men, so she asked me to help her out. I played “wingman” for her on Halloween night, started playing pool with a couple guys, talking to them, trying to get her to keep conversations with them. It just kind of turned out that Tyler and I got to talking, and at the end of the night he asked for my number! The best part, he was so nervous that he ran around the bar to ask someone for a pencil. When he came back, I reminded him he could have put my number straight into his phone. So adorable!

Tyler – We met playing pool at a pub on Halloween 2009. Erica was playing “wingman” for her friend. She actually was trying to hook her friend up with me, but ended up giving me her number at the end of the night. (Great friend huh)

Tell us about your proposal!

Erica – Tyler got us second row seats to see a Cirque Du Soleil show (really they were like front row with how the seats were laid out). I am a HUGE fan of Cirque, so I knew it was going to be a great time. I actually was chosen to be part of the show (I had to make slightly inappropriate flirtatious gestures at a member of the cast) and as I came back to my seat I was grinning from ear to ear. At the end of the show, paper butterflies fell from the ceiling, which is especially meaningful to me, as my late grandma LOVED butterflies. We went back to our apartment, Tyler drew a bath and I grabbed a bottle of wine. When I got back into the bedroom, he proposed. I really have no idea what he said, besides something like “I saw how happy you were tonight, and I want to spend the rest of my life seeing you that happy and making you that happy”. Of course that probably isn’t even close, but it was sweet! And of course he got me the most beautiful ring, including his late uncle’s diamond. I am honored to wear his memory on my finger every day!

Tyler – I was actually not originally planning to ask Erica to marry me the day that ended up asking her. I had bought us tickets to Cirque du Soleil front row for the Ovo show. Erica ended up getting selected from the audience to participate in the show. When the show was finished I realized we had such a great time that there was only one way the day could be any better. When we got home I asked Erica to pour us some wine while I drew a bath. When she came into the bedroom I dropped to one knee, explained how much she meant to me and how much I loved her and asked her to marry me.

What makes you guys unique?

Erica – Hmm. I suppose maybe because I’m a musician and he’s an engineer we’re unique. Very right-brain/left-brain. We have so many similar interests, but when it comes down to it, our professions are extremely different. We balance each other out really well!

Tyler – We are unique because we never get tired of each other. If Erica was the only other person I spent time with I would be completely fine with that.

How did you find Crystal Jo?

Erica – We found her to be wonderful!! All kidding aside, Crystal Jo was the photographer for a close family friend’s wedding. We not only loved the pictures, but heard wonderful things from them about how great she was and what fun they had! We can’t wait for her to shoot our wedding!

Tyler – We found Crystal Jo through word of mouth. She had done such a fantastic job with a friend of ours wedding that we knew she was the right choice for us as well.

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Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.

1 Comment

  1. Joyce Deringer on January 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    What wonderful photos! They had so much fun with you. I hope you have a great year and we’ll see you in July!!



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