Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Old City + FDR Park | Elise + Eddie
Eddie is the publisher of Philly Current Magazine and the graphic designer head honcho at Loose Leaf Concepts who makes things pretty. He might be a familiar face if you recall Lisa + Jeff’s Ritz Carlton fusion wedding (Eddie, Lisa’s brother, was her man of honor).
Elise is a child life specialist at CHOP who gives little people better lives.
Individually they’re pretty great. When they met at a Philadelphia-based Canada Day party a few years ago, the universe did a happy dance (to Oh, Canada). This was a great event because much happiness, dancing (so much dancing), and more Catholic/Jewish fusion was on the horizon.
So I met up with these two at Race Street Pier for their extended engagement session. They showed up looking shmancy, Eddie with a big grin on his face and Elise reminding him to not make faces at the camera. (He did anyway.)
We walked around Old City where they share a lot of fond memories. Elise used to live in the neighborhood and Philly is a very special and important place to them. We tried our very hardest to get in as much trouble as possible while we were at it.
Then we switched things up and headed south. Eddie and his father are huge into antique cars. One particular Corvette was a supporting castmember on the day they both dropped the L-bomb. They played hooky from work and Eddie picked Elise up in this beauty and they spent the day at a winery in New Hope. It was in these seats on that day that they admitted to each other that it was love.
If you don’t know about FDR Park in South Philly, you should check it out. It is such a neat space and right around the corner from where Eddie and Elise live now. (Say hi to Elise if you see her running through.)
We shared some golden hour time together canoodling and dancing it up. Dance parties are a common occurrence with these two.
On the last night of Hannukah last year, Elise came home to a Christmas tree and a crossword puzzle. (He’s a creative one, this Eddie.) A few letters later plus a beautiful sparkly ring and they were engaged. Eddie had considered a great big to do but decided that a quiet night by tree and menorah light was absolutely perfect for them.
I could have played around with them all day. Luckily I’ll see them in just a few short months for their wedding in Cape Cod! I’m psyched for the insane dancing and shenanigans.
Once I was alone
So so lonely and then
You came out of nowhere
Like the sun up from the hills
~ Sam Cooke, “Canadian Sunset”