May 10, 2013

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Kelly Drive | Carla + Ben

Engagement

There’s something that happened during my session with Carla and Ben that hasn’t happened before: we were talking and laughing so much that I didn’t even get the juicy details about their relationship – how they met (perhaps gardening but I could have made that up) or even how the proposal went down. Sheesh!

What I can say is that these two are magnificent human beings. We scheduled the session along Kelly Drive for primo springtime nature. I swear it’s one of the most beautiful roads in the entire city. They live in New York (Ben is from the area; Lower Merion to be precise!) and we had originally planned the session for a week or two later. I was worried that we were going to lose our blossoms if we waited so I asked if they could come down stat. I saw them that weekend and we had a blast.

Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session

They brought along Salvatore, their rescued Corgi Pitt mix. A canine that I frankly consider far more regal than these two. Carla and Ben are really big into animal rescue groups, Carla running half marathons to raise money for them.

Philadelphia engagement session

After we assured Carla that there was no third rail to worry about, we ventured onto the tracks.

Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session

A strange thing was happening while we were there. It was a big trance/techno party, complete with DJs spinning, food, drinks, hula hooping, tents, kiddie pools, bunting flags, and a lot of color.

Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session

They are total goofballs. To give you some indication, they have super hero names: Meldoff (the evil one) and Branman (the good one), combinations of their last names.

Philadelphia engagement session

And adorable.

Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session

But really mostly goofballs. How many couples bring mustaches to an engagement session?!!
Philadelphia engagement session
Philadelphia engagement session

As a bonus, I got to get in on the action. Rawr!

Philadelphia engagement session

It was just too good. I am so excited for their wedding in June at Quarry Hill Farm!

Philadelphia engagement session

And I will love to see that day
That day is mine
When she will marry me outside with the willow trees
And play the songs we made
They made me so
And I would love to see that day
Her day was mine
~ Beirut, “Postcards from Italy”

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