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Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Old City | Lauren + Sam ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
December 30, 2011

Philadelphia Engagement Photographer | Old City | Lauren + Sam

Engagement

Lauren and Sam have been together for 8 years and they’ve known each other far longer. They met in confirmation class and had a lot of mutual friends throughout high school; he went to Shipley, she went to Lower Merion. You could say that this has been a loooong time coming.

I was thrilled to do their engagement session. Lauren asked if we could integrate their lives into it by taking pictures of them cooking together, drinking wine, and being festive. Um… yes! Any session that really shows off a couple’s personality and emphasizes common activities is always a fantastic idea. I am in love with this session. Like a whole lot.

We started at their place in Old City. They made pasta and salad together over some red wine. The place smelled delicious.

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

Don’t tell the landlord, but we did some tree trimming too.

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

As the story goes, Lauren and Sam went to New York for the day. Sam had to visit his sister to “pick up a birthday gift for his mom”. (Can you see where this is going?) He and Lauren walked around Central Park together and stopped near a lake there where he popped the question to Lauren, who hadn’t seen it coming. He even had a friend pick up Lauren’s shift the next day so they could spend the night there and revel in their engagement.

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

Aside from a sweet place in the heart of Philly, their roof has some spectacular views.

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

We bundled up and headed out to explore their neighborhood. Despite living right around the corner for 2 years, this was the first time they had ever been to Elfreth’s Alley. For shame!

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

It’s such a fantastic area of Philadelphia. The cobblestone streets, old brick buildings, tucked away parks, history, and character all around.

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

(Anyone recognize those candy canes?)

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City
Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

Lauren and Sam, June can’t come soon enough! I can’t wait to come back to the neighborhood that you call home for your wedding at Cescaphe’s Atrium at the Curtis Center. It’s going to be fantastic!

Philadelphia engagement session at Old City

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
~ Sarah Bernhardt

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