Funky, fresh, and full of color, this engagement session at the Pittsburgh Highline shows off just how effortlessly cool Caitlin and Steve are. Being that they are big time Pittsburgh fans, they knew they wanted to incorporate the city into their engagement photos. But they are also non-traditional, so your status quo locations just wouldn’t do. That’s when Pittsburgh engagement photographer Kaitlin Powell came up with the idea of hitting up the new Highline and Color Park. Both locations showed off the city beautifully while giving a unique perspective of the skyline we all know and love. They combine the gritty vibes of Pittsburgh while showcasing the artistic side of some of its residences, and Caitlin and Steven look too cute taking it all in. This session is casual, fun, and it completely captures their playful relationship – a winning combination in our book!
About the Couple
Steve is the older brother of Caitlin’s friend and sorority sister from Allegheny College. They first met at her friend’s college graduation in 2009 and had a few run-ins over the years, but didn’t start dating until 2016.
Steve and Caitlin knew early on in their relationship that they wanted to get married, and they started to have serious discussions in 2019. Wanting to plan ahead, they secretly nailed down a November 2020 wedding date before they “officially” got engaged. This, of course, was before COVID-19 changed everything. In fact, Steve picked up Caitlin’s engagement ring from Skelton Jewelry the week before everything shut down in March 2020. With his original engagement plans thwarted because of the pandemic, Steve waited until August 2020 (three months before their wedding date!) to finally pop the question after a hike at Hartwood Acres.
About the Session
From the photographer…
Originally, the plan was to do photos where they got engaged at Hartwood Acres. The couple is very non-traditional and decided they wanted something a little funkier. They are also major Pittsburgh fans, so having the skyline worked in sparked the idea of The Highline. I hadn’t seen a ton of photos down in that area and have always wanted to go. I pitched the idea and they were 100% on board.