Ethiopia thought they were coming to Old City Philadelphia for an LGBT couples session, but little did she know that her girlfriend Jennifer and I had been scheming a big surprise for the last few months. It was a rainy Saturday in May and the hours leading up the shoot, I was checking the radar obsessively. Since February, Jennifer and I had been plotting to set up a photoshoot that would start normal, but would end in a proposal I wanted everything to go perfectly and I was crossing my fingers the rain would hold off for us.
When they arrived in Old City, we took them up to our 18th floor roof deck over looking the Ben Franklin Bridge and I could tell Jennifer was nervous. Despite the clouds moving in quickly the rain was holding off and the view from up there was still spectacular! After a few photos, I asked Jennifer to do the most romantic thing she could think of and so she slipped to one knee and asked her beautiful girlfriend to be her wife. The look on Ethiopia's face was priceless and she of course said yes and we then spent the next 45 minutes capturing some images of them with their newly engaged glow! We even took a few minutes to celebrate their greek life as well since the rain decided to hold off for us!
Proposals are something so special to me to be apart of because they signify the start of a new chapter and two people making the decision that they want to spend their lives together. Being able to watch a couple go from dating to engaged to married to whatever life brings, its such an honor as a photographer and I am just so thrilled Jennifer trusted me to capture this moment for them! Scroll on to see some of my favorite images of their proposal session and then leave these two incredible people some love for me!