Caitlin & Justin | Philadelphia

An adventurous hike, exploring overgrown woods, abandoned buildings, and crumbling structures…

Now that’s what we call a Philadelphia engagement session.

We met Caitlin and Justin in our hometown for a chat right after their wedding inquiry email. We had coffee and ice cream at Gemellis as we got to know them better; swooning over their love story, wedding ideas, and incredible personalities. When we got the email saying we were the artists for them, we squealed. We could not wait to spend more time with them.

The next step in this journey together was deciding on a location for engagement photos. We’re always excited when our couples have a place in mind or do a little digging. While we can always suggest a few of our “go-tos” it’s nice when the space holds meaning or matches our couples’ vibe. Caitlin and Justin both decided on a Philadelphia engagement session that combined nature and an abandoned industrial ambience. To say this is also our speed is an understatement. Adventure always feels like its calling.

They found all of that and more at Rolling Hill Park in Gladwyne. It’s right outside of Philly but honestly you’d never know. It’s quiet, lush, and peaceful.

We hiked. We explored deserted buildings and decaying ruins. We made dog friends. We climbed into the middle of a river. (You know the session is a good one when Ashley is walking through a body of water to get “that” shot). All this while talking, learning more about wedding plans, laughing, and falling more in friend love with these total babes.

As a side note: these are some of my favorite black and white images ever.

I feel like we also gave them plenty of future album covers to choose from.

We are now even more elated about their October wedding! Their small backyard ceremony in Fishtown followed by a reception at the Philadelphia Brewing Company is going to be amazing. Not to mention that Caitlin mentioned the possibility of an ice cream truck/cart. Have I stopped thinking about that? No. No I have not. I don’t have an ice cream problem because there is no such thing as a problem with ice cream. 😉

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