June 11, 2012

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Philadelphia Art Museum | Stacy + Joe

Engagement

I have been on the edge of my seat to show you these pictures for ages. A computer malfunction kept me away from these beloved files for far too long! Stacy is bright and smiley and Joe is the grounded one. They met at a bar about 9 years ago in college (just like in the fairy tales). They were dating for a year and she didn’t even know his real first name since he went by his last name to everyone. This became a little awkward when she called his house and realized he was one of 10.

Needless to say, this was sorted out and Stacy and Joe will be getting married next month in two separate weddings, one here in Philly and another in Stacy’s home state of Connecticut. We got together for their incredible extended engagement session around the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We started things around Philly’s famed Boathouse Row and the azalea garden.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

As if you didn’t already know, no, these cowboy boots couldn’t get any more amazing. If Stacy’s smile didn’t light up everything in a 5 mile radius, those boots would totally steal the show.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

Her eyes are really this incredible. Really, really.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

After a quick change, we moved on to the gazebos back behind the museum. (Couples take note of the clothes – perfectly paired without being super matchy matchy.)

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

Stacy was such a trooper for going out to the overlook. Joe’s arms got her through a bit of her fear of heights.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

We made one more change to pay homage to their love for the Phillies and made our way to the front of the Art Museum for the final part of this extended session.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

I like the story of their engagement session. Joe took Stacy to New York for her birthday last November. They saw the Rockettes and ate at a fantastic steakhouse. Stacy had expected something all day to no avail. They got back to their (upgraded) suite with a stunning view. Stacy got ready for bed. Joe told her that there was a card. She read it, it was sweet and she was ready for bed. Then he prompted her that there was another note there. It read, “will you marry me?”. She told me that she cursed at him and asked him a slew of questions but what she really meant was “Yes, yes, YES!”.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session
Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

I am thrilled to be a part of both of their July weddings. You will see lots more of Stacy and Joe in the future.

Philadelphia Art Museum area engagement session

I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path.
~ Andre Gide

Related Posts
Featured
Philadelphia Couples Photographer | Penn’s Landing | Sheila + Chris
I got to be let in on one of the most romantic dates ever. Chris contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted me to get some candids of Himself and his girlfriend, Sheila, going on a date as a complete surprise to her. Chris’ idea was ice skating and I loved it. It was the morning of New Year’s Eve and I got to the River Rink at Penn’s Landing to scope out a great spot to be able to photograph them without being noticed. I sweet talked some of the people setting up fireworks to let me slip into their area for a better view.I had been texting with Chris to get an idea for what they were wearing so that I could spot them coming. I saw them and ...
READ MORE
Main Line engagement photographer | Haverford College | Lindi + Michael [teaser]
They had an unplanned child together two months into dating and knew it was love. Prepare yourself for more of Lindi, Michael, and Tobi’s engagement session at Haverford College soon!
READ MORE
Engagement session at Valley Forge National Park: Lindsay + Jordan [teaser]
Lindsay and Jordan met with me for a gorgeous evening at Valley Forge National Park for some equally gorgeous (and agile) engagement pictures. More to come!
READ MORE