Justin and Kaitlyn met at a high school dance. They became best friends before their relationship turned romantic during their senior year of high school.
“I knew she was the one when, after high school, I went away to college and she stayed close to home,” Justin says. “She didn’t like the idea of the long distance, but she was supportive of it. She is an amazing person that gives everyone so much and asks for so little in return.”
Seventeen days after the couple celebrated their seventh anniversary, Justin created a proposal that included seven surprises—including an engagement ring with seven diamonds. “Kate’s lucky number is seven,” Justin says. “She was really lucky on that day!”
Patrick McNamara took the couple’s engagement photos in Ogunquit on the Marginal Way, which is where Justin proposed. They will get married on July 11, 2014 in York.
Photography by Patrick McNamara Photography