Engagement Session in Philadelphia

Adam & Shannon

We met up with Adam & Shannon for their engagement session in Philadelphia earlier this week. It was a hot day! We’re talking upper 90s with a real feel of 105. These two decided to stick it out and I’m glad we did because I’m in love with what we captured. Shannon threw us a curve ball. She originally asked for the entire session to be photographed on top of a parking garage in center city, which we were down for. We had just never photographed an entire session in a parking lot before, but we were up to the challenge. The day before, she scouted the location and came across the Merchant Exchange Building. We had photographed here before and so we added it to our list. Our session was now split into two spots, and thank goodness, too, because having the AC on in the car for 10 minutes traveling from one spot to the next was heavenly.

Adam and Shannon did such an incredible job during their session. Adam definitely doesn’t love having his photo taken, but he went along with all the stupid stuff I made them do, and gave some real smiles throughout. They were both so fun to photograph and we can’t wait to do it all over again on the wedding day.

Q: How did Adam propose?

A: Adam and I got engaged in July of 2021. We were less than a week out from heading on a family vacation to the Grand Canyon and I swore it was going to happen there. The night we ended up getting engaged, we were “going out to dinner” with Adams sister, Kaitlin, and her husband. Kaitlin’s text message inviting us to dinner was way too cheery, and had 10 too many exclamation points and emojis. No one could convince me that she wasn’t going to tell us that she was pregnant. Turned out that dinner was just a decoy to make myself look presentable. To be honest, feelings were pretty low leading up to our engagement. We had just unexpectedly lost one of our fur babes days before my birthday and I was in no mood for social interaction. Before leaving for “dinner” Adam called me into our bedroom and asked me if I wanted my birthday gift. I joking said “only if it’s an engagement ring” which was something I would say (way) too often. He handed me a photo album that had pictures from our childhood to now. I was hysterically crying because the thought process behind the gift was so nice. Adam literally had to turn the pages for me because I wouldn’t stop crying while looking at the photos. The very last page of the album had a handwritten letter from Adam, and I would love to tell you what it said but I blacked out. Adam had to ask me multiple times if I would marry him because the only words that were coming out of my mouth were “I’m going to throw up.” And the rest is history. Our engagement was a long time coming since we’ve been together since 7th & 8th grade, but it couldn’t have turned out more perfect.

Q: What is the best part about being engaged?

A: Our favorite part about being engaged is just knowing that we’re getting closer and closer to the big day. We can’t wait to celebrate our love with all of our family and friends.

Q: What advice do you have for other couples planning their own weddings?

A: We’re still 8 months out from our big day, but my biggest piece of advice is to take it slow. No one is going to remember and/or cares about the small details that might keep you up at night stressing about. At the end of the day, your wedding day is to celebrate you and your significant other; all of the extra stuff is simply that, extra.

To Adam & Shannon:

Thanks so much for trusting us with your engagement photos! We love the way they turned out and really hope you both like them as much as we do! Thanks for powering through the heat! You both did an incredible job and we can’t wait to show you the entire finished gallery, but until then, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek at your engagement session in Philadelphia.

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August 12, 2022



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