Main Line Engagement Photographer | Baldwin School | Deirdre + Pete
Deirdre and Pete met while they were in college at Gettysburg. They shared a few classes together and were both involved in Greek life. There was a slight flirtation but that was that.
They both graduated and moved on, reconnecting five years later over Facebook and chatting it up.
One year after that Deirdre was coming to town for the Philadelphia Rock n Roll half marathon and asked Pete if he was around for a drink afterwards. Suffice it to say, he was.
The two now live at the Baldwin School, a private pre-K to 12 school for girls on the Main Line. Pete is a teacher there and lives in one of the residences on campus. It used to be a 19th century resort hotel. We got special access to nooks and crannies all around the place.
Deirdre is a nurse. She spent some time with Pete’s mom one day after her shift getting her nails done. This gave Pete the time he needed to set up candles around the dining and living rooms. She came home and went into the kitchen. Pete said that she might have been in there 30 seconds or 5 minutes but it felt like an eternity as he waited for her to come out. It was then and there that he proposed.
They are so stinking cute and playful together. He calls her Scooby. She calls him Pooh Bear and there’s a song that goes with it. (Sorry to wreck your street cred!)
Deirdre is one of the funniest people I know. She has a dry sense of humor and makes faces that are somehow perfect for the situation. (BTW, can we talk about how Pete has the most amazing green eyes and D has crazy clear blue ones?!)
Because the school is so gorgeous, we came up with an idea to recreate some scenes from the classic, It’s A Wonderful Life. That movie makes Deirdre cry every time.
Thank you so much for showing me around and playing along! Can’t wait for the wedding in April!
“What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.”
~ George Bailey, It’s A Wonderful Life