I took a little trip out of town last month to take some engagement photos at the Merchant Exchange Building in Philadelphia. When Tori and Jeff reached out to me to photograph their wedding next June, I jumped at the chance to take their engagement photos in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the place where their relationship blossomed. Jeff proposed at The Philadelphia Zoo. Needless to say it is an important place in their story together and they couldn’t have imagined taking these photos anywhere else.
The evening was a perfect 70 degrees and sunny. A perfect evening to walk around and explore the city. We started the session at their apartment where I met their two sweet cats. Then, went into the city for the rest of the evening. We found The Merchant Exchange Building, which is the most beautiful limestone building lined with old cobblestone roads. After that, we made the short walk to Elfreth’s Alley. It is the nation’s oldest inhabited residential street. Could you imagine living in a home with such an incredible history? We ended at Race Street Pier on the Delaware River. It was so cool to see all the history of our Country in this city. The old architecture is something straight out of Europe.
I had the absolute best time getting to know Tori and Jeff and walking around their city on a beautiful sunny evening. I can’t wait for their June wedding at Morris Park Country Club! It’s going to be a celebration of their love and the start of their lives together. And it’s no secret that Morris Park is one of my favorite wedding venues in South Bend. It is going to be here before we know it, so for now I will just enjoy these engagement photos!