Passyunk Avenue Engagement Session

Matthew + Kelly

We met up with Matthew + Kelly in the Italian Market in Philadelphia for their engagement session on Passyunk Avenue. We’ve lived in the suburbs of Philly for all of our lives and had never actually been down to the Italian Market so this was a first for us! Thankfully, Matt + Kelly knew their way around and gave us a little tour of this part of the city. They spent a lot of time in this area during their relationship and thought it would be a perfect place for their engagement session. We love when couples pick meaningful spots for their session. Matt + Kelly did such a wonderful job in front of camera, especially since we were shooting in crowded areas while showcasing a lot of PDA. You can find all of our favorites from their session down below!

Q: How did Matthew propose?

Matt surprised me at Magic Gardens, a mosaic gallery near my old apartment in Bella Vista. We had always wanted to go, but had just never made it over there before moving to Brooklyn together. On the final weekend before the lockdown we took a trip to Philly and he proposed while we were walking around there. Later in the day, we got to meet up with a bunch of friends for Happy Hour at Harp & Crown and later that night he surprised me with a taco party celebration at Mission Taqueria with family and friends. It was perfect!!

Q: What is the best part about being engaged?

The planning part hasn’t been our favorite, but we are just excited to actually be married and start our life together! I will say we are looking forward to throwing such a fun party for our family and friends. Especially coming out of such an isolating period of quarantine due to the pandemic, being able to be surrounded by so many people we love will be amazing.

Q: Any advice for other couple’s planning their wedding?

Plan as much as you can early on!! It will be more fun to look forward to your wedding if you feel more secure about having everything in place and don’t need to worry as much about all the details leading up to the actual date.

To Matthew + Kelly:

We had an awesome time with you guys during your engagement session on Passyunk Avenue! Thanks for giving us a tour of your favorite spots and wandering around Philly with us! We cannot wait for your wedding day. It’s going to be such a fun time. Until then, we hope you enjoy this little preview from your engagement session!

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June 21, 2021



  1. […] photograph over and over again. We first got to photograph these two a few months ago during their engagement session in Philadelphia, which was so much fun. We had just as much fun this weekend at their wedding. They’re both […]

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