All smiles and laughter, Evelyn and Kyle braved the cold Wisconsin weather for their Engagement Session. I traveled to their home as Evelyn had mentioned that her and Kyle had spent time together during the summer swimming on the bay and having family celebrations in her parent’s backyard on the river. I love photographing couples at locations that mean so very much to them and tie their stories together. Scroll down to read their love story told by Evelyn.
Kyle and I met when we were 16 through mutual friends. We went to the same high school and gradually built a friendship over the summer between our sophomore and junior years. In the fall of 2003, he finally asked me out. Lots of people say they knew right away when they met their future spouse – but I have to honestly say that I had no idea, after all I was in high school and marriage seemed incredibly far away. Kyle and I were very fortunate to stay together throughout college which included lots of long distance! I studied abroad in Mexico and Costa Rica before moving to New York to attend graduate school. All the while, Kyle was incredibly supportive of the goals I wanted to accomplish while accomplishing his own back in Wisconsin. When I finally moved back to Green Bay, Kyle surprised me with a ring in January of last year. His proposal was perfect because it was something meaningful to the two of us. Throughout our relationship, we would have little competitions and one was writing a word on the other person’s back and making them guess it. On the night of his proposal I went over to his house with the plan of going out to dinner. When we were trying to decide where to go, he asked if I wanted to play a quick round of writing on the back – we always made bets to go with it – and usually I one. However, he changed the rules that night and wrote a whole sentence. After he wrote it twice, I turned around and said, “I have absolutely no idea what you wrote. All I got was the ‘w’.” (I was a tiny bit mad, because I had gotten good at this game and I typically beat him.) Then he got down on one knee and said, “I wrote, will you marry me?” I was pretty shocked so I actually asked him if he was serious before saying yes. We ended up going to Los Banditos for dinner but we were so excited that we couldn’t eat! So we left to go tell our parents and the rest of our family. Everyone thought it was about time. 🙂