April 27, 2016

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Art Museum | Ellie + Josh

Engagement

I was psyched from the moment I met Ellie last year.  Her petite frame, red hair, and freckled face just beamed all over.  She’s a happy soul.  Then I learned about Josh.  Josh is a man who doesn’t give out opinions for the sake of hearing his own voice.  So when he has something to say, it’s worth a listen.  This, my friends, is the man who has requested a pig in a blanket for his wedding.  Not just any pig in a blanket.  A Guinness record-breaking pig in a blanket.  I’m a vegetarian but even I can’t wait to see this majesty.

blog-05-EllieJoshE

So we met up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a couple hours of amazing light and one of Philly’s most beautiful areas.

blog-08-EllieJoshE blog-09-EllieJoshE-b blog-17-EllieJoshE

The two met online in 2013.  When she met his cats the next month, he knew that she was a winner.  They immediately bonded over a similar taste in music, Ellie citing Radiohead and the Smashing Pumpkins as faves.

blog-24-EllieJoshE-b blog-29-EllieJoshE blog-27-EllieJoshE-b

They go to concerts together (though I don’t know how she sees anything), exercise (she’s a runner, he bikes), and really, really love their pets.  You can catch them at the dog park all the time.  I’m really hoping we get a guest appearance at the wedding.  Pretty, pretty please!

blog-33-EllieJoshE blog-40-EllieJoshE

They traveled to Puerto Rico last December.  She was getting something out of his backpack when she found the ring.  So of course she tried it on and asked him about it when he came out of the bathroom.  NBD.  He formally proposed later on the trip at the rooftop infinity pool.  The center stone once rested in her grandmother’s engagement ring.

blog-46-EllieJoshE blog-60-EllieJoshE

Don’t worry about missing them for too much longer.  There will be plenty more of them soon from their June wedding at the Morris House Hotel.  Can you tell I’m excited?

blog-70-EllieJoshE blog-EL5C1514

p.s. Shout out to Bonnie at Up Your Do for the hair and Nina from Cheekadee for the makeup trials the day of the engagement session!

And this feeling shivers down your spine.
Love comes in colors I can’t deny.
All that matters is love, love, your love
~ Smashing Pumpkins, “Crush”

 

Related Posts
Featured
Philadelphia Couples Photographer | Art Museum of Philadelphia | Carrie + Matt [teaser]
I hope that 1, 5, 10, 30+ years after the wedding that every couple out there still wants a piggyback ride. Here is a shot from Carrie and Matt’s anniversary love shoot from around the Philly Art Museum.
READ MORE
Extended Engagement Session in Maryland: Alyssa + Kyle [teaser]
I got to spend a lot of time with Alyssa and Kyle last week in Maryland for their extended engagement session in Bel Air and Havre de Grace. Can’t wait to show you more pictures!
READ MORE
Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Rittenhouse Square | Anne + David
I literally met Anne and David 2 days before their wedding for their engagement session. They live in New York but chose Philly because it was where they first met. Dave’s parents were also married in Philly almost 40 years ago. It was great to be able to spend that time with them before the wedding day. I learned that they met while at Jefferson Hospital by having lots of mutual friends. There’s a debate over the actual first date but they’ve been together about 3 years, adventuring all over the world. Dave proposed to Anne at the summit of a mountain in Japan after a 10 mile hike and they have an adorable puppy named Jake.We got toget ...
READ MORE