August 15, 2013

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Drexel University | Abby + Ryan

Engagement

You see some people gazing at each other and you can tell that they’re still in the total puppydog phase. You know what I’m talking about – the smittenness that happens in the first few months or year of dating. The thing is, sometimes I see the same adoration in my couples during the engagement session after they’ve known each other for, say, 5.5 years. I saw this with Abby and Ryan.

These two met at a party while they were at school at Drexel University. They played a game of ping pong (which Abby won!) and I suppose it’s been googly eyes ever since.

We did their engagement session at the location of their courtship: Drexel’s campus.

You knew that LOVE Park (JFK Plaza Park) isn’t the only place with this statue, right?

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University
Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

They introduced me to Drexel’s mascot, Mario the Magnificent.

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

A lot of this session is about the little things – the way Abby gets on her toes just so or how Ryan’s fingertips touch her knee when he kisses her. I love it. Those little things are perfection.

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

They took me to a great view of the Philly skyline.

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

Abby is more of a runner out of the two but they both signed up to do the Philly marathon last year. This is a serious undertaking. What made it even more serious was that Ryan knew that he would propose at the finish line. The family held the ring and he got down on one knee when they crossed. If 26.2 miles of sweating it out isn’t togetherness, I don’t know what is.

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

They’re biking together now and considering a triathalon. Their first date was out ice skating – a smooth move on Ryan’s part since he plays ice hockey. These two do a lot. They recently took a brewery road trip.

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University
Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University
Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

Abby showed us to the Biowall, an 80 foot tall living wall inside the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building. I love getting insider access!

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University
Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

Cloudy skies led to a rain immediately after we finished our session.

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

I am so looking forward to seeing them next June at Morris House Hotel!

Philadelphia engagement pictures at Drexel University

Yeah, you got that something
I think you’ll understand
When I say that something
I want to hold your hand
~ The Beatles, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

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