Kelsey and Michael were good friends throughout high school, and their friendship turned romantic during their senior year. “We’ve always had a strong connection,” Kelsey says. “A relationship blossoming from a great friendship was a natural progression.”
Michael proposed during a short trip to St. John, New Brunswick. “He was home from his job as a merchant mariner for a short period of time, and we wanted to have some time with just the two of us,” she says. After dinner on their first night away, he proposed on the sidewalk in the snow.
Michael’s family spends a lot of time at their vacation home on Malden Island, a part of the Five Islands off the coast of Georgetown, Maine. “Five Islands has been a big part of Michael’s life, and I’ve spent a lot of time there with his family and friends as well,” Kelsey says. “We love the coast, so it seemed like the perfect spot for our engagement photos!”
Photos by Darling Photography