Engagement portraits at Elkins Estate near Philadelphia

Whew!  We have a ton of catching up to do!  October was such a fun month and we have so many engagement sessions and wedding photos to share—I wish I had the time to just post them all today, but you'll have to settle for one great couple at a time.  First up—Heidi & Frank! We met up with them at Elkins Estate, just north of Philadelphia, which will also be the site of their July wedding.  What an awesome location! This historic mansion in Montgomery County is situated on 42 acres and was built to the be the summer home for wealthy Philadelphians. This venue is the perfect location for any couple who appreciates great architecture. There are lots of arched doorways, winding staircases, porches with big columns, and that's just outside. We were happy to capture some engagement portraits during the fall with all the brightly colored trees around the property. The grounds will look very different during the summer months when everything will be in bloom.  Heidi & Frank have a very cool wedding planned and they definitely found a site that will compliment all their ideas.

Arch over staircase at Elkins Estate in PhiladelphiaSmiling couple stands between columns outside historic Philadelphia mansion

Our couples benefit from our competition and we love stealing eachother's set-ups. While Natalie was setting up the portrait on the right, Matt snuck in the shot on the left.Couple sitting in Japanese Maple Tree with bright orange leavesJapanese Maple Tree in fall with couple sitting on branches

Matt arranged Heidi and Frank in the next photo and then Natalie put her twist on the pose.Stone lion-head fountain at Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, PACool architecture of stone fountain and couple in PhiladelphiaBridge over pond surrounded by trees at Elkins Estate in PhiladelphiaEngagement portrait of couple laying in grass with fall leaves around them