I’m so excited to share some images from this engagement session! Paul is a fellow photographer and his fiance Addie is into photography as a hobby. Lately, I’m really trying to push myself to make engagement shoots more meaningful, personal and intimate. I make sure to ask my couples about places they like going to together or things they like doing together. I feel like people relax and act more natural in a familiar and meaningful environment. Sometimes I find that photographing people in their homes helps to document the genuine connection they share. So for this shoot, I photographed Paul and Addie at their house first and then we explored their neighborhood, West Philly (which is also my neighborhood!). When I asked Paul and Addie to think about places they liked going together, they came up with Mount Moriah, which is a beautiful historic cemetery that’s overgrown and peaceful. I loved exploring it with Paul and Addie! They both brought their film cameras (a Canon and a Nikon!) and were taking some photos of each other. We had a good conversation, too, and I loved getting to know them better.

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