Jay and Lori's Urban Engagement Portraits in Philadelphia

Couple holds hands in front of graffit wall • Posted by Matt •

This coming March we will be photographing Jay and Lori's wedding at the Tendenza in Northern Liberties. I met both of them a few years ago when I started working out at a Crossfit gym in my neighborhood, and I am honored to be a part of their special day.

They were interested in getting engagement portraits done around the city, but they didn't want a traditional session. They were interested in a more gritty, urban look to their photos which Natalie and I were more than excited to make happen!

We started at the Race Street Pier before heading into North Philly to hunt down some interesting walls with graffiti on them to use as a background, as seen in the image above. We made a quick stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art before ending back at Sherman Mills in East Falls, where they both live, because they wanted have some portraits with their dog as well.

I can't really put into words how much we love the images we were able to make with these two. They were so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, it felt like we hired models to hang out with us for the day!

Engagement photos at Race Street Pier

Couple relaxing in the Azalea Garden

Engagement photos with pet