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?)

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