Valley Forge Engagement Session

Jim + Tracey

We met up with Jim, Tracey, and their puppy, Maple, earlier this week for their Valley Forge engagement session near the Philander Chase Knox Estate. Jim and Tracey were in Scott and Jaclyn’s bridal party at their wedding that we photographed back in June. We just remember Jim dancing his heart out to Celine Dion at their reception. We expect nothing less at their wedding next year. Overall, these two are so much fun! They laughed during the entire session, went along with our ridiculous prompts and games, and we’re just really excited to photograph their wedding in 2022.

Q: Tell us the proposal story. When did happen? How were you feeling? Did you expect it?

Jim and I planned a trip to Newport, RI this past July for a nice getaway just the two of us. He had told my family he was going to propose on the trip the first or second day. I had a feeling the engagement was going to happen on the trip but wasn’t 100 percent sure. We went on a cliff walk, took a sunset cruise, and took a ferry over to Block Island to see the Mohegan Bluffs. It was the last day of our trip. It poured that day so we didn’t do much. The sun finally came out so we went out to dinner for our last night. When we came back to the hotel we got changed into our comfy clothes and Jim then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was actually surprised because even though I thought he might propose on our trip, waiting until the last day definitely through me off. We were both so happy and afterwards we enjoyed Facetiming our families to let them know the exciting news!

Q: What’s been your favorite part about being engaged?

We’ve really enjoyed the excitement of our engagement!

Q: Do you have any advice for other couples planning their wedding?

Start wedding planning early! The earlier you get into it, the less stressful it will be.

To Jim + Tracey:

We had so much fun with you both (and Maple)! Thanks for coming out and shooting with us. We can’t wait to do it all again next year at the wedding. We’re working on the rest of your photos, and they’ll be available soon, but until then we hope you enjoy this little sneak peek from your Valley Forge engagement session!

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September 24, 2021



  1. Jaclyn Musser says:

    Absolutely stunning couple and stunning photos! 😍

  2. Peyton says:

    Tracey and Jim are the cutest!!!

  3. Zach says:

    Sweet photos. Cool people. AWESOME dog.

  4. Quinn says:

    Lovely couple!!

  5. Devon says:

    Love these!!! So cute!

  6. Ankit says:

    Gorgeous photos! Congrats!

  7. Morgan chick says:

    Loveee these pictures!! They are beautiful🥰

  8. Tara Homer says:

    These photos are amazing!!! Couldn’t be happier for my little sister and future brother in law!

  9. Kate Burton says:

    Wow wow wow, just stunning all around!!

  10. Sandra Boyd says:

    Beautiful couple inside and out can’t wait for the wedding so happy for you both 😍

  11. Virginia Burton says:

    Congrats! Stunning photos once again Josiah and Steph!

  12. Scott Musser says:

    Great photos!

  13. Kristina Burton says:

    Such an adorable couple! Congrats to you two and, as always, stunning photos from Josiah and Steph!

  14. Dana Pawling says:

    Love all of these pictures, absolutely beautiful!

  15. Brooke says:

    Amazing pictures that capture so much love, joy and happiness ❤️ Congrats!!! And also awesome dog 🤗

  16. Jess Miller says:

    Absolutely stunning!!

  17. Taylor Ingersoll says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos!! Cannot wait for this wedding!!

  18. Ken Burton says:

    Another great blog from Josiah & Steph!

  19. Mike Litostansky says:

    Candid photos of the whole fam. Stunning backgrounds.

  20. Ashley Yerkes says:

    The photos are absolutely amazing, how can you pick a favorite ❤️

  21. Mel Garrick says:

    These are really great pictures.

  22. Kathy Laviani says:

    Beautiful couple! These pictures melt my heart to see my beautiful niece so happy and in love , but also, because they show the love they have for each other! Her father I know is smiling with approval too! Can’t wait for the big day!❤️🍾🎉

  23. Leanne says:

    So happy you two found each other💗 Gorgeous photos of an amazing couple!

  24. Jocelyn Baker says:

    These pictures are stunning! SO excited for you two!

  25. Mom says:

    I couldn’t be happier for my daughter and my soon to be son-in-law. So happy that Jim is joining our family. I am in awe of how happy he makes her. These pictures are the proof. I can’t wait for the big day.

  26. Suzie says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos of this special couple!💕. Congratulations on your engagement!🥰

  27. Alissa Minnich says:

    Gorgeous photos of a gorge couple!

  28. Shelby Suderley says:

    Beautiful photos!

  29. Jackie Walton says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple. Love them💕

  30. Kevin says:

    Beautiful pictures! You two look awesome and I’m so excited to keep the celebration going!

  31. Kathleen Grier says:

    Fabulous photographs of the beautiful couple!

  32. Lori Laskowsky says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. 😍

  33. Patti Fox says:

    Beautiful couple. Your pictures look amazing!!

  34. Shelly Homer says:

    Gorgeous photos of two beautiful people (and an adorable dog)! ❤️

  35. Jim says:

    Finally Jim found his soulmate, we couldn’t be happier to have Tracey in the family.

  36. Elizabeth Geating says:

    Obsessed with these!! You both look so happy ❤️

  37. Sara Spivak says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! So excited and happy for you guys!

  38. Lauren Stanton says:

    Wow! Absolutely amazing!!! Congratulations again guys!

  39. Nicole Hewitt says:

    These are perfect!! So happy for you guys!!

  40. Kristina Lloyd says:

    Beautiful couple, beautiful pictures! Congratulations 💗

  41. Blair says:

    So thrilled for you two! These photos capture your love + light perfectly! Xo

  42. Kim Connelly says:

    These turned out beautiful! How do you pick a favorite?!

  43. Matt Lloyd says:

    Congratulations guys! Pictures are great!

  44. Will Yerkes says:

    Great photos !

  45. Emily says:

    These pictures are stunning! Congratulations on your engagement!

  46. Devon Diehle says:

    Absolutely beautiful! So happy for you both!

  47. Katherine McCormick says:

    Such a beautiful Couple, Awesome Photography captures all the love 💕

  48. Steph says:

    Love these!! Congrats again on the engagement!!

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