June 11, 2012

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Philadelphia Art Museum | Stacy + Joe

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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

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