College sweethearts Lindsay and Taylor wanted their engagement session on Pittsburgh’s North Side to take place at various spots that are meaningful to them and their relationship. Together, with Kaitlin Powell Photography, they made it happen. They hit up Federal Gallery, a favorite spot for date night drinks; they posed among the Mexican War Streets, highlighting the place where they’ve set down some roots; and they finished out the session in front of an old brick building that was once a firehouse, honoring Taylor’s career as a City of Pittsburgh fireman. While the backgrounds of the shoot carried a more industrial vibe, the pair looked sharped in their formal attire, offsetting the gritty nature of each photo. We love that these images showcase a new perspective of iconic spots in the city and all the smiles, hugs, and cuteness are just the cherries on top of the cake!
About the Couple
It is incredibly weird to say that we met at a toga party since it is not a place one typically meets their spouse. While we met our freshman year at the said Greek-themed party, we did not actually start dating until much later into our college careers. To be honest, we started dating due to a prank. During our third year, we were at a minor league baseball game for a fundraiser – a player named “Taylor Lindsey” came up to bat and two of our friends thought it would be the “most hilarious thing” if Taylor asked me to his fraternity formal over the Jumbotron. We both had no idea what was happening until our friends started shouting our names. Taylor profusely apologized but it was even more awkward because I said no and then was booed by over 2,000 people (in my defense, I had other plans that weekend)! The whole situation was so uncomfortable that the next time we saw each other, we had a good laugh about it and started dating not too long after.
I have always said to Taylor, “Please don’t ever propose to me on Valentine’s Day. It’s so cliché.” So naturally, he did exactly that! I never saw it coming, which made the whole thing all the more magical. After a long and very cold day, we took our dog, Kona, for a stroll through Allegheny Commons Park. We were on the little island in Lake Elizabeth when Taylor mentioned that we got Kona exactly a year ago and he bought her a new dog tag to celebrate. I looked down and saw a little heart shaped tag that read “Mr. + Mrs. Isenberg.” I looked up and Taylor was down on one knee asking me to marry him! We celebrated with an amazing dinner at Fish Nor Fowl and Millie’s Ice Cream.
About the Session
From the photographer…
Lindsay and Taylor love going to Federal Galley for drinks and date nights, and they live in Manchester, near the Mexican War Streets, so naturally that set up our locations. The brick building they are in front of is an old abandoned fire house that Taylor loves (and keeps telling Lindsay he’s going to buy and restore as a house). Taylor is a City of Pittsburgh fireman and he added that location to our shoot.