Caitlin & Evan’s Skylands Manor engagement session was a BLAST! I had the best time with these two taking their engagement photos! We spent the evening exploring the gorgeous grounds at Skylands Manor and it was a dream! This session was filled with the most gorgeous flowers in peak bloom, champagne sprays, and frolicking in the golden sunset. I couldn’t ask for a more perfect evening! 🙂 Caitlin and Evan were so natural in front of the camera and down for all the wild poses I threw their way! They’re the best. I have way too many favorite photos to share…but first you know I gotta share some of their love story!
I asked Caitlin and Evan to share with me one thing they love about each other. Caitlin said, “I love how patient and easygoing Evan is. He’s the best.” And Evan said, “I love her heart and her understanding of me.” How sweet are these two?!
They first met at a bar in Morristown called the Laundromat. Caitlin gave me the inside scoop. She said, “I was with my best friend (who will be my maid of honor) and he was with his best friend (who will be his best man). His best man was trying to hit on my maid of honor (but she was already engaged). We were talking and found out we went to the same high school – but realized he graduated high school when I graduated college.. and I laughed at him. (Turn’s out the joke was on me!).”
“His friend said to him “let’s go she has a boyfriend”. Evan thought his friend was talking about me. It didn’t stop him from having his friend insta-stalk me to find my profile and reaching out to see if I wanted to go out. I had never dated a younger guy, so I was a bit hesitant and agreed to meet him for a drink. Our next date he took me out to the dinner, and the rest was history.”
I love their story! 🙂 Such a cute way to first meet each other. Sounds like a movie plot to me!
Now, you’ve got to hear about the proposal! Caitlin told me, “Evan is a horrible secret-keeper.. So I knew the engagement was coming. I think he was just so excited he couldn’t contain himself (He even paid for me to get my nails done!). He took me to Mystic, CT – our first weekend trip away together was actually to Mystic, so it’s a special place for us. We spent the weekend enjoying the scenery and great food. There is a small winery outside Mystic that was built from an old WW2 airplane hangar – he walked me out past the vines to the water and got down on one knee- even though I knew it was coming, I cried like a baby.”
Cailtin & Evan, you two are such a joy, and your love is so inspiring. I adore you guys and am so honored to be able to capture all the memories of this special season of your love story. I can’t wait to celebrate your wedding at Park Savoy this winter! But for now, enjoy this time being fiances! Sending the biggest hug & all my love! xoxo