January 7, 2015

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Old City | Alyssa + David

Engagement

This!  This session shows exactly what love looks like.  Blame it on the very cold winter temps to give you reason to snuggle up extra close.  Since we were walking around Philadelphia’s Old City on a very chilly afternoon, Alyssa and David did just that.  The resultant images just exude happiness, goofiness, and, yes, lots of love.

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The two met at Johns Hopkins University.  Alyssa was already a student there and David was visiting as a prospective student.  Alyssa’s friend was taking him around and showing off the campus, coming upon Alyssa’s dorm room.  Admittedly, he didn’t make the best first impression – eating her food and playfully throwing things at her.  (Only pulling her pigtails would have made it more perfect.)

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He enrolled at Hopkins and it was at an outing for popsicles one day that she was struck with the thought: I’m falling for him!

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She lives in DC and he lives in NYC.  They visit each other and indulge in being big time foodies (though they’ll only go to Barbuzzo when they’re in Philly).  I hear they like sushi.  He only reads nonfiction; she only reads fiction.  They brought along copies of Ghost Wars and Pride and Prejudice to the shoot.

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One day during a DC visit, David convinced Alyssa to get a little dressed up and go for a walk in the mall, particularly the Sculpture Museum.  Alyssa, just wanting to sit and have some water pushed back a bit as he kept pacing one particular area.  He was waiting for the area to clear out to pop the question with a ring created from a diamond belonging to his grandmother.

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The two are adorable together.  He still taunts her though it has progressed to face-licking.

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I am looking forward to more of their shenanigans at their wedding this August at Brooklake Country Club, right outside of NYC.

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“From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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