March 7, 2017

Main Line Engagement Photographer | Baldwin School | Deirdre + Pete

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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.

closeup of couple at engagement session smilinglaughing on the steps at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr

They both graduated and moved on, reconnecting five years later over Facebook and chatting it up.

engagement picture of couple outside the Baldwin School on the Main Lineartsy picture of couple kissing through hole in stair rails

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.

silhouette of couple in door frame at Baldwin School cafeteria

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.

engagement picture on the steps in front of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr couple standing in front of beautiful ornate windows engagement session in library at Baldwin School in front of stained glass

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.

cushion cut diamond engagement ring with halo on laughing womans hand

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!)

couple playing hangman at engagement session school based engagement session on the Main Line

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?!)

couple with blue eyes and green eyes making funny faces silly face super excited couple at engagement session

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.

Its a Wonderful Life inspired engagement session throwing a stone Its a Wonderful Life inspired engagement session kissing hand Its a Wonderful Life inspired engagement session stealing robe

Thank you so much for showing me around and playing along!  Can’t wait for the wedding in April!

engagement session picture at Baldwin School on the Main Line

 

“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

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