Schuylkill River Park Engagement Photos | Amanda + Brian

A couple leans their heads together in FItler Square.

Amanda and Brian met in Chicago around a decade ago and later moved to Philadelphia, where they’ve since spread their talents in the restaurant industry. When they’re not hanging out with their black cat siblings during their days off, they like taking long walks to the coffee shop and drinking their coffee in Fitler Square–which was our meeting location for their engagement session.

When Amanda reached out initially, she shared how every other week, they get together with a group of friends on Zoom to play Dungeons & Dragons–with Brian as DM and Amanda as an elf ranger. I almost always get immediately attached to potential clients because the folks who inquire with me share thoughtful snippets of who they are. Like how could I not want to photograph an elf ranger’s wedding?

In my questionnaire, I asked Brian for some of his favorite things about Amanda. He shared how she’s a magical creature that somehow draws from a bottomless well of compassion, joy, and love. Amanda said about Brian, “He’s nerdy like me and also not like me, so I learn about other nerdy things I might never find on my own.” I loved how nuanced their responses were about things that are so often overlooked as partners. Like finding someone who folds the pile of laundry you’ve been dreading–without even asking–because they know you’ve had a rough day.

Schuylkill River Park Engagement Photos

During their Philadelphia engagement session, we started off by exploring Fitler Square and the nearby cobblestone streets. Then, we made our way to the bike trails at one of my favorite locations, Schuylkill River Park, where there’s excellent people (and pup)-watching.

I suggested we check out the free rooftop at Cira Green, which has beautiful skyline views of Philadelphia and grassy spots to cuddle up while a photographer tries to crack awkward jokes at sunset.

We wrapped their engagement session with some photos at 30th Street Station, which is always a favorite of mine because I love neutral walls and expansive architecture. I’m really glad to know these two and can’t wait to photograph their wedding (soon!) at the American Swedish Historical Museum.

Overlapping hands, with one of them having an engagement ring.
A couple laughing and sitting alongside a fenced area.
The marriers sitting and smiling together.
The couple stands in Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
A close-up of two engaged folks with the bride's hand resting on the groom's chest.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple at Fitler Square in Philadelphia.
Two engaged folks on a bridge near Schuylkill River Park.
Two engaged folks on a bridge near Schuylkill River Park.
Two engaged folks on a bridge near Schuylkill River Park.
Two engaged folks smiling in Schuylkill River Park.
Two engaged folks smiling in Schuylkill River Park.
Two engaged folks smiling in Schuylkill River Park.
Two engaged folks smiling in Schuylkill River Park in front of a mural.
Two engaged folks smiling in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple kissing while sitting on the grass in Schuylkill River Park.
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
An engaged couple's hands holding each other.
An engaged couple smiling and dancing in front of the Philadelphia skyline at Cira Green's rooftop .
Engagement photos of a couple dancing on the Cira Green rooftop garden in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple dancing on the Cira Green rooftop garden in Philadelphia.
Engagement photos of a couple dancing on the Cira Green rooftop garden in Philadelphia.
A couple standing in a floral-lined path near 30th Street Station.
A couple standing in a floral-lined path near 30th Street Station.
A wide photo of a couple outside of 30th Street Station.
A wide photo of a couple outside of 30th Street Station.
A wide photo of a couple outside of 30th Street Station.
Black and white engagement photos inside 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
Black and white engagement photos inside 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
Black and white engagement photos inside 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
Black and white engagement photos inside 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

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