Heather & Ali| Engaged | October 2015
Ali is cousin’s with my best friend Dan and I was very excited when she asked if I could photograph her surprise proposal to Heather in Philadelphia. I’ve known Ali since I was a kid, so I knew she was serious about Heather when she started talking about rings at her recent birthday party. Ali asked me if I could help plan out a surprise proposal for Heather on a walking tour of Philadelphia that she was planning.
The day began with a morning brunch at Dan’s house before we headed out to Philly. We started at the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall, and proceeded with our planned tour. We finished at sunset by the Art Museum at Boathouse Row where Ali proposed. Heather was completely surprised and I was so excited to be able to capture their special moment.
First stop was the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall
Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest residential street
Walking through Franklin Square Park
Looking at the fountains at Franklin Square Park
Group photo outside of the McGillin’s Olde Ale House, the oldest pub or bar in Philadelphia
Group photo with Philadelphia City Hall in the background
Heather posing with a statue of Frank Rizzo, one of Philadelphia’s most corrupt mayors
Group photo at LOVE Park
Heather posing next to Swann Memorial Fountain in Center City Philadelphia
Heather and Ali race up the Art Museum steps like Rocky
Ali and Heather at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Heather, Ali and the group of friends posing at the top of the Art Museum of Philadelphia’s steps
A group photo moments before Ali proposes
To narrow the group to only Heather and Ali, I asked for couple’s only for this photo
Right around the moment Heather realized everyone was in on the surprise!
Surprise! Everyone had rings to go around