A Spring Engagement in Old City

Alex & Emily

I had the best time earlier this week photographing a beautiful spring engagement in Old City, Philadelphia for Alex and Em! After getting rained out not once, but twice, we were finally able to make it happen and they did not disappoint! These two are so sweet and we had such a fun time wandering my favorite spot in the entire city for photos. The Old City loop has so much variety for backdrops from the 18th-century gardens, to the cobblestone alleys, to the Merchant Exchange Building and a few wonderful grassy areas in the middle of the charming history of Philadelphia. This was the second engagement session of the year for me and it was a reminder of just how much I love photographing sessions where there is no pressure, and no agenda other than having fun, making connections, and getting some great photos. We definitely accomplished that with these two who put up with all my crazy questions, and ridiculous prompts. Can’t wait to do it all again later this year at their wedding!

To Alex & Emily:

Thank you both for trusting us with your engagement photos! You guys were so much fun to photograph and I really cannot wait to shoot with you again this year! We’re working hard on your images and waiting on some film to get developed (seriously can’t wait for those either), but until the full gallery is ready, we hope you enjoy this little preview from your spring engagement in Old City, Philadelphia!

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April 30, 2024



  1. Alyson Leonard says:

    Such a gorgeous, perfect shoot for Alex and Em!! Great work!

  2. Kat says:

    LOVE these photos and this couple!! Can’t wait for their big day ❤️

  3. Lauren Leonard says:

    My favorite couple!! Obsessed with these photos so chic 💙

  4. Jennifer Hodson says:

    Love this couple and all of these photos ❤️. A big thanks to Josiah and Steph for capturing their essence. Keep the crazy prompts coming. Can’t wait to work with you at their wedding.

  5. Candice Richards says:

    Absolutely beautiful! 🤩♥️😍🥂

  6. Amy says:

    So cute!!!!

  7. Tom Egan says:

    Beautiful people make great photos!

  8. Suzanne Robertson says:

    Josiah and Steph never disappoint!!
    Love this couple! Can’t wait til November!
    Beautiful ❤️

  9. Amanda says:

    Such a beautiful couple !! The last black and white pic is unreal

  10. Ali says:

    So so beautiful! Josiah and Steph do it again!! <3

  11. Kirsten says:

    Beautiful! Cannot wait until the wedding!

  12. Robert Richards says:

    Looking great!!

  13. Carolyn Chambers says:

    These photos really capture your personalities! & your spirits! Simply gorgeous!

  14. Katie Franchak says:

    Omg these two are so fun!! Such beautiful photos!

  15. Jordan Van Vort says:

    The absolute CUTEST couple!!! Such beautiful photos 😍😍😍

  16. Kate says:

    So much happiness and love radiating through these photos!!!

  17. Madeline Berndt says:

    Wow so stunning!! Perfectly captures how fun these two are. Love it

  18. Christine Egan says:

    WOW!! Absolutely amazing just like you two!! Xoxo

  19. Beautiful couple! Love all the photos capturing the happiness between the two of you!❤️❤️

  20. Cindy. Franchak says:

    Absolutely stunning photos. Beautiful couple.

  21. Ginger Chansky says:

    Wow! What beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Really capturing their happiness. Well done!

  22. Patti Freudenberg says:

    Wow! Stunning photos of the beautiful couple!

  23. Lindsay Edwards says:

    What a gorgeous couple! So excited for these two!!

  24. Emily Hodson says:

    Love these photos so much!!! Thank you Josiah 🥰

  25. Chuck Lillie says:

    You two look amazing!! Can’t wait for the big day

  26. Demitri batistas says:

    Stunning. Like a couple right out of a Emily Harris novel!!

  27. Kat says:

    Love all of these! How cute, how fun! So excited <3

  28. Will Hudson says:

    Looking great! Can’t wait to celebrate with you two!

  29. Juliana Chansky says:

    Wow you two look AMAZING!! November will be here before we know it 😀

  30. Paige Goldsmith says:

    My favorite couple looking gorgeous!!!

  31. Kathy Kelley says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple…. But the last one in black and white is amazing!!!! <3

  32. Kevin says:



    Very nice!

  34. Abby says:

    STUNNING couple!!!!! So excited for you both!!!!

  35. Erin says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! wow absolutely breath taking

  36. Courtney Helmuth says:

    Wow absolutely stunning!! Look at the joy on your faces🥰

  37. SG says:


  38. Ronan Egan says:

    Woohoo Alex and em!

  39. Alyssa Perdue says:

    These pictures are beautiful!!!

  40. Kim Springer says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!!!!

  41. Diane Hansberry says:

    Great pictures of a great couple.

  42. Jack Hodson says:

    Thats my sister! Whooo!

  43. Gloria Richards says:


  44. Mimom says:

    A beautiful picture of love💜

  45. Andrew Whitten says:

    Absolutely STUNNING

  46. Ethan says:


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