These Philadelphia Museum of Art engagement photos were so much fun to take! Did you know that I have a soft spot for engagement sessions? I loved getting to know Anastasia & Sam as we explored one of the classic landmarks in downtown Philadelphia.
Planning your Engagement Session Location
Deciding on your engagement session location can feel overwhelming but once you start thinking about places that are meaningful to you a few spots typically rise to the top of the list. This couple both love Philly and given that so much of their relationship has been set in this beautiful city, they wanted to somehow incorporate it into their photos. They wanted something iconically Philadelphia, and the Art Museum fit the bill!
How they Met
Curious how these two met? I was too! Anastasia & Sam actually met on one of their first days in college at Drexel. The university was hosting an event for incoming freshmen, and Sam’s friend from high school introduced them. They became instant friends and started dating shortly after!
How he proposed
Anastasia shared the story behind the proposal:
“At the beginning of this year, we had planned a big hiking trip to the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, and I was secretly hoping that Sam would propose then. Then, 2020 struck and unfortunately we had to cancel. So there I was, thinking any hope for a proposal was also cancelled. Little did I know, Sam had been hiding a ring in our apartment for 5 months and had every intention to propose anyway. He had his sister text both of us the weekend we would have been in the Grand Canyon, asking us to go on a local hike with her so she could take landscape photos “for a class.” I was completely unaware of what was actually happening, so I brought them to a hill that I thought would be perfect for the landscape photos. Little did I know – I had led us right to our engagement spot. Sam saw his moment and took it, getting down on one knee right at the top of the hill. It was absolutely perfect and a complete surprise!”
Philadelphia Museum of Art Engagement Photos
We had such fun taking these engagement session photos on the Philadelphia Museum of art steps and around the back of the museum along the Schuylkill River. You can get so many different lovely skyline views of the city making it a favorite Philadelphia location for many couples!
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