• Elisabeth Dorosh

Michael + Brittany | Mellon Park Engagement Photographer

couple holding hands and smiling while walking through beauitiful pathway at the walled garden at mellon park

Do you remember back to your freshman year of college? The excitement of meeting new people, accompanied by the awkwardness of meeting so many new people.

When Brittany was just a freshman in college at Penn State Erie, she was just hanging out in her dorm room when she happened to find a note that had been slipped under her dorm room door that read, "You're cute. Call me." She laughed, and then absolutely did not call the number left on the note.

In October of that same year, she met an upperclassman boy, Michael, that lived above her in the honors dorm. It turned out she and this boy had a lot of connections, including growing up nearby one another outside of Pittsburgh, and sharing a number of mutual friends. However, she wasn't sold on him. While he seemed nice enough, he was also in a fraternity, and the opposite of her typical taste. But one of those mutual friends of their's assured her that he was a good person and it was worth giving him a chance. Albeit guarded, she obliged. The two began hanging out every single weekend. With all that time spent together, she discovered two things. 1) She reeeally liked being around this guy. 2) The note she had received at the beginning of the school year? Yeah, it had been from Michael!

With that known, she still agreed to be his girlfriend that November and they have been together ever since! (Going on TEN YEARS!)

Michael and Brittany are truly one another's best friend. They bring out the best in each other. They have the cutest banter, cannot stop smiling and laughing, and love doing absolutely everything together. You cannot help but leave their presence feeling happier and better about life. You can get a taste of that characteristic just by perusing through these photos of their engagement shoot at Melon Park. The connection is undeniable. The joy is evident. And it is truly a gift to know such a magnetic pair!

Enjoy this glimpse into their story, and scroll to the bottom to find out how Michael completely surprised her soon to be bride (the planner in the relationship), on the day he proposed!

couple smiling with heads together near evergreen trees as the sun sets
engaged couple hugging and kissing among every green trees with beautiful light near Mellon Park Pittsburgh
blissful couple with man wrapping his arms around fiance in blue dress kissing her cheek among evergreen trees
blissful couple with man wrapping his arms around fiance in blue dress kissing her cheek among evergreen trees
in love couple hugging during sunset on the grounds of Mellon Park in Pittsburgh
beautiful couple having fun and laughing together
fiance whispering a secret to beautiful girl in blue dress during sunset in garden