Casey and I were actually friends all throughout college, so it was amazing to be able to shoot for her and Melissa. We shared common interests such as being collegiate athletes, me on the basketball team and her on rugby. We even did a couple of organizations and overall she is the sweetest most down to earth person. Melissa on the other hand is what we could say her “perfect opposite”. In the most amazing and loving way possible, of course!
For this engagement session, I took my bum all the way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Melissa and Casey really wanted something vibey (is that a good description? LOL) for their engagement shoot so we knew EXACTLY where to go. Fun fact, I arrived in Philadelphia pretty late the night before and storms were forecasted for our shoot day. Our original plan was to do a sunrise shoot, but due to the inclement weather we weren’t sure how it would play out. We decided to wake up early anyway and luckily, when we woke up the storm had passed. We had the most BEAUTIFUL overcast to hit our sunrise photos at our destination location. After recuperating from waking up at the crack of dawn, we made our way over to our first location, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Melissa and Casey really wanted to make sure that this shoot represented THEM to their core! So what better than to do an incredibly EPIC paint fight! We bought all of the materials and they even came prepared with overalls… the PERFECT attire if I do say so myself. If you notice, their dress color matches their bandeau colors which I thought was so cute. They made sure to put a lot of dedication coordinating their fits for this shoot and they TOTALLY succeeded. We lucked out with the weather on this day because even later on during the paint portion of their shoot, the sun was just glowing on them and they looked like models.
Overall, this day was an absolute dream. The only downfall to this amazing day was what we noticed when we got back to our cars. After the paint fight portion of their shoot, we noticed Melissa’s car window had been smashed (thanks Philly!). A rather unfortunate event to end the day, but hey at least insurance covered it! The photos came out amazing and Melissa & Casey were the absolute best to work with. I am so honored to have been able to capture such amazing memories for them to cherish forever!
Oh and if you loved this Philadelphia Engagement Session then you’re going to love this Sedona Couples Session with Mason and Rachel!