October 22, 2015
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
Alan did a wonderful job! Not only did he get great pictures of Ali and I, he was able to do it without me knowing that these photos would ultimately end with a proposal. I was so shocked and clearly taken by emotion. I couldn’t be more happy to have had Alan there to capture these moments. Moments I will never forget! I love the time and effort Alan put into getting everything together to take a perfect picture. He definitely has talent and I am referring him to all of my friends and family for all sorts of occasions. Thanks Alan!
Thanks Heather! Such kind words!