Mariana + Christian {Philadelphia Engagement}

Kind, successful, and ridiculously good-looking, Mariana and Christian are one of those couples you see walking down the street and can’t help but admire because you just know they love each other with everything they’ve got. Having met while attending the University of Pennsylvania a few years ago, they chose this location for the first half of their engagement photography. I was psyched for two reasons. One, I have never been to the campus and was eager to check it out; two, I love when couples choose locations that have meaning, a history to their life together. As we walked around University City, it was fun to hear them reminisce about the time they spent there…

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

We ducked for cover to get out of a passing shower, which worked out well in our favor! These are some of my favorite shots from the day…Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

We resumed our stroll to Locust Walk. I can’t get over the way these two look at each other, so full of love and admiration…

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

And they like to have fun too :)Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

When they attended the university, Mariana lived just off the main campus. Christian loved the location, it was a much shorter distance than his place in Center City so he could nap between classes :) We decided to head there and check out the old stoop. On the way, we passed under these gorgeous blooming trees…Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Christian wanted to do a Superman pose. I honestly thought this would be a throwaway shot, but I love how sincerely Mariana listened to his request and went with it! I think it’s a pretty good testament that they can do anything together :)

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Seriously, they could, they should be models…Philadelphia engagement session at the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn in springtime

Next up, Old City! It’s been a few years since I’ve been here. I forgot how much I love the plentitude of bars and cafes (which are really good for changing up outfits!) and the little alleys where the light just seems to dance for you :)

 

 

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Sooooo many cool doorways and backdrops here, it makes choosing hard :)Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Last stop, the Race Street Pier. I love this location. There’s just something about being under the Ben Franklin Bridge that works well as closing shots for the day. For Mariana and Christian, it’s almost symbolic. It’s the bridge that took them to New York City, and it’s the bridge that brings them back to where it all began…

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Philadelphia engagement session in Old City

Mariana and Christian, thank you so so much for sharing your memories with me and allowing me to capture the love you share :) I wish you all the best as you head back to Mexico for your wedding this July, xoxoxo!!!

 

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