November 9, 2012

Main Line Engagement Photographer | Bryn Mawr, PA | Colleen + Karl

Engagement

I really don’t think I could have asked for a better day/place/couple for an engagement session. I met Colleen and Karl on one of the most beautiful days of the year when the autumn colors were just screaming off of the trees and the temperature was ideal. On top of that, Colleen and Karl were perfectly playful, loving, and photogenic. We shot at and near their beautiful house in Bryn Mawr on the Main Line. The icing on the cake was their 6 month old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Samson.

Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA

We played at the house for a while with Samson. We took a tiny break to change clothes so that we could wander around the gorgeous neighborhood. I loved the top of their stairs as soon as I walked by.

Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA

Another think I noticed around the house was the collection of Karl’s elephants on top of the mantle. He has picked up quite a few in his travels. They seemed appropriate to include in the shoot. Check out this gorgeous ring. All that Colleen knew was that she wanted a thin band and that was that.

Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA

The proposal itself was a complete surprise. They were to have date night that night in June but Colleen wasn’t feeling like going out. Karl finally convinced her and they went to Waterworks behind the Philadelphia Art Museum. It was around those columns that Karl dropped down on one knee and popped the question. As if she weren’t already surprised, there was a 30 person party right inside to celebrate that included her best friend who had been flown in from out of town.

Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA

I looove this grove of trees that Karl found for us. We were completely surrounded by fantastically dripping branches and little streams of light. It was magical.

Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA
Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA

I am so looking forward to Colleen and Karl’s wedding this December at the Bellevue in Philly. At that point she may be showing a little more of a baby bump since they’re expecting in April (I’m told the baby will be about the size of a rutabaga by then)! So exciting!

Main Line engagement photography in Bryn Mawr, PA

“Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence” ~ Vincent van Gogh

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