James and Maria’s Olde City / Penn’s Landing Engagement Shoot


Philadelphia is one of the most perfect cities for wedding and engagement photography. It is a wonderful mix of sophistication, history and a thriving artistic community.  As a photographer, spending one of the last warm days of fall getting to know our future wedding clients as we wander historic streets, discovering interesting nooks and crannies is a real joy.

For Maria and James’s shoot we began in Olde City at Headhouse Square, and played with the light streaming in from the sides. It wasn’t long before we discovered James was capable of a perfect “dip”, which we can’t wait to see more of on their wedding day.  The window of Liberty Bellows, was my favorite unexpected surprise backdrop of the day.  We walked along Penn’s landing, found some sun- drenched hammocks and photographed our couple as they danced through Olde City, light up props in tow.  And it was pretty much perfect.

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14 thoughts on “James and Maria’s Olde City / Penn’s Landing Engagement Shoot”

  1. So many different “backdrops”, changes in lighting and pops of color.. I love it! What a great variety to have for their engagement photos. You rocked this portrait session all over Olde City and Penn’s Landing. Beautiful photography as always!

  2. These Philadelphia engagement portraits tell the story of a couple in love in the city. The city is as central to the story as the couple, it is the backdrop for their love and will be the place they build a life together. Beautiful captures of connection and life. If I were looking for a wedding photographer in Philadelphia, you’d be at the top of my list!

  3. Lori, you did a wonderful job with these photos. I love the rich, dark colors and the variety of backdrops/poses.
    I have no doubt this couple had their hands full when they were going through these photos to find a favorite and that’s exactly how you want to leave an engaged couple. Plus, I bet they’re counting down the days to their wedding … if for no other reason than to see what you can create on that day too.
    Wonderful work as always. 🙂

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