Philadelphia Museum of Art Engagement Session | Caitlin + Brian

I’ve been photographing engagement sessions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for years, but it never gets old. Each time it feels like a new experience because I get to spend time with thoughtful and kind couples like Caitlin and Brian. Plus, if people-watching is one of your favorite pastimes, those Museum steps are hard to beat. I’ll never forget the time I was photographing an engagement session in front of the Museum and a bulldog went by on a skateboard.

Engagement shoots are always my favorite because I get to spend in-person, one-on-one time with a couple. During that time, we get to know each other’s personalities, which helps me get a sense of how to be as unobtrusive as possible on their wedding day. For the most part, I like to be a fly on the wall, so moments can happen without my direction. That being said, I do like to help couples interact in poses that look natural, even though they might seem awkward in the moment (ie: “lean in for an almost-kiss, but don’t quite touch!”).

I especially like when couples choose to do engagement photos, because I have a frame of reference for who they are as people. Like how Brian is learning “Losing My Religion” on mandolin. Or how Caitlin didn’t think ice cream trucks were real as a child, because she grew up in Central PA, where they weren’t really a thing. Little glimpses into people’s lives, which make them who they are and give me a better understanding of what matters most to them. Here are some favorites from our session together.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos
Philadelphia Museum of Art, engagement photos

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