Philadelphia engagement shoot at Glen Foerd

Lovesick expo winners in their Philadelphia engagement shoot

Yvette and Aaron’s Philadelphia engagement shoot at Glen Foerd was a dream to photograph! We met the couple at the Lovesick expo, one of our favorite wedding expos. Our lovesick giveaway was for 3 free engagement sessions, and Yvette’s was the first name I pulled, in a super awkward video I posted to our Facebook,  Yvette and Aaron have such a natural, romantic ease with each other.  Photographing them together is a real joy.  The pair also introduced us to a Philadelphia engagement location that I’m IN LOVE with, so we’ll definitely be back often!  The Glen Foerd on the Delaware has a little bit of everything, including beautiful gardens, a river view and a lovely mansion. It will definitely be on our list of super cool Philly locations.  We got to photograph a beautiful couple, in a beautiful location and provided them with photos that they’ll treasure forever.

Come back next week to see the winners of our second Lovesick Expo giveaway engagement shoot! It’s a totally different Philadelphia engagement shoot, and it’s stunning!  If you haven’t redeemed your complimentary shoot yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up for our email blast for more great giveaways!

Longwood Gardens Engagement Shoot

Longwood Gardens Engagement

Summer Longwood Gardens engagement shoot

There’s always something special about a Longwood Gardens engagement shoot.  It’s one of my favorite spots for couples who love nature and want to honor the season.  Longwood Gardens is spectacular any time of year, and I’m pretty sure I’ve photographed them all.  Every single shoot I’ve done there becomes one of my favorites.  It’s one of the prettiest spots I know that has both indoor and outdoor options, which is great in case of rain, or the cold of winter.  For Rebecca and Donny’s summer engagement shoot, the green house was a cool relief from the heat.

This Longwood Gardens engagement was special in that Rebecca and Donny are living in different states while he does his medical residency in Atlanta.  They are so wonderfully in love and such a joy to be with, our 90  minutes together felt more like a great walk with friends.  I’ve had several couples bring their children for a few family photos, and Rebecca’s daughter was a real champ for a kid who would rather be out playing sports than tagging around on a photo shoot. 

Pro Tip:  The Longwood Gardens staff is incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping an extra outfit at the guest services desk, and the restrooms are large and convenient.  Consider bringing an outfit change to give more variety.  I love that Rebecca and Donny did a fun summer look and more elegant formal wear.  

I absolutely can’t wait to photograph their wedding! 

Photographed by Lori Foxworth of Black, White and Raw Photography for Lily and Lime