My best friend called me, excited and nervous, with news about her sister. “STEVE IS PROPOSING TO KELLY,” she said, immediately followed by, “and he wants me to hide in the bushes and photograph it!” Once I got over the vision of my best friend, hiding in the bushes from her sister in downtown Philadelphia, I gave her some tips and encouraging words and waited for the official announcement. When it came, of course I was thrilled, but even more so when I heard from them a few weeks later inquiring to reserve me as their wedding photographer for the insanely gorgeous Philadelphia wedding! To kick things off, I met Kelly + Steve for their engagement session in their current neighborhood, which is also the neighborhood where Steve proposed, and ALSO the neighborhood where they will marry! We spent the afternoon exploring Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, Delancy Street and Jeweler’s Row, with a quick stop at their apartment for an outfit change AND short venue visits of both their church AND reception locations. Seriously, SUCH an awesome afternoon and I cannot WAIT to celebrate with these two this December!