Warning: Illegal string offset 'galleries_autoplay' in /home/customer/www/lindsaydocherty.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/como/functions.php on line 268

Warning: Illegal string offset 'automatically_text_color' in /home/customer/www/lindsaydocherty.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/como/functions.php on line 278
Kelly Anne + Dave: Proposal in Fairmount Park ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
April 28, 2011

Kelly Anne + Dave: Proposal in Fairmount Park

Engagement

She didn’t even see it coming. Dave had convinced Kelly Anne a proposal was about a year away so she didn’t think much of it when they went into the city last week for lunch and then drove around parts of Philly for her to take pictures.

Kelly Anne is a burgeoning photographer; pictures are important to her. She’s the beautiful snow bunny I photographed last winter. Dave came to me knowing three things:

1) he wanted to propose
2) he wanted fabulous pictures of it
3) he wanted it to be in a beautiful place so the pictures would be that much better

We brainstormed and scouted and came up with this hidden gem of a park on Kelly Drive. This piece of Fairmount Park was absolutely perfect! The plan was this: they’d happen to drive along Kelly Drive and Dave would point out this itty park along the side and exclaim, “Oh hey, that looks like it might be good. Let’s go check it out.” So they’d park and wander towards a particular tree where Kelly Anne would happen to see this:

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Then she’d turn around and see this:

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
After some blissful moments of hugging and kissing she’d see me:

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
It was awesome. Completely and totally awesome. We wandered around the park a while afterwards for some pictures of the two of them.

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography

And sometimes Kelly Anne would realize that she just got engaged.

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
It was a blast.

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography
Congratulations times infinity, you two. So in lobe! 😉

Philadelphia Wedding proposal photography

Nathan, no matter how terrible a fellow seems, you can never be sure that some girl won’t go for him. Take us.
~ Guys & Dolls

(Kelly Anne and Dave starred as Adelaide and Nathan in a local production of Guys and Dolls just a few weeks before. How great is that?)

Related Posts
Featured
engagement photo session in Conshohocken PA
Montgomery County Engagement Photographer | Conshohocken | Ann + Mike [teaser]
You can't expect these homebodies to stray too far from home.  (It's enough that Mike got Ann to move out of the city and into "the country".)  So of course we did their engagement session on their home turf: Conshohocken.  Stay tuned for ice cream, great heels, and a highly distractable husky.
READ MORE
sweet couple kissing at iron fence in Old City Philadelphia
Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Old City | Kate + Dakota [teaser]
The amount of adorable in this engagement session is off the charts.  Be thankful this is only a teaser.  You need advance warning.
READ MORE
Kate + Sean: Engagement Session around South Philly
So let's talk about cute couples. Oh, here's one… Kate and Sean. Sean proposed to Kate on a freezing cold day in the fiction section of Baldwin's Book Barn in Brandywine – a rustic bookstore in an old dairy barn and one of Kate's favorite places. (It's for sale, by the way, and Kate and her friend, Emily, would be quite pleased if you bought it for them. Just saying.) The ring was custom designed by a friend, which I think is an awesome touch.I met with them about two weeks ago to photograph their engagement session around the neighborhood where they live. I always think it's a blast to shoot around someone's home – the pictures repres ...
READ MORE