Philadelphia Engagement Photos | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

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

First stop was the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall

 Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street

Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street

 Walking through Franklin Square Park

Walking through Franklin Square Park

 Looking at the fountains at 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 outside of the McGillin's Olde Ale House, the oldest pub or bar in Philadelphia

 Group photo with Philadelphia City Hall in the background

Group photo with Philadelphia City Hall in the background

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 Heather posing with a statue of Frank Rizzo, one of Philadelphia's most corrupt mayors

Heather posing with a statue of Frank Rizzo, one of Philadelphia's most corrupt mayors

 Group photo at LOVE Park

Group photo at LOVE Park

 Heather posing next to Swann Memorial Fountain in Center City Philadelphia

Heather posing next to Swann Memorial Fountain in Center City Philadelphia

 Heather and Ali race up the Art Museum steps like Rocky

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

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

Heather, Ali and the group of friends posing at the top of the Art Museum of Philadelphia's steps

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 A group photo moments before Ali proposes

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

To narrow the group to only Heather and Ali, I asked for couple's only for this photo

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 Right around the moment Heather realized everyone was in on the surprise!

Right around the moment Heather realized everyone was in on the surprise!

 Surprise! Everyone had rings to go around

Surprise! Everyone had rings to go around