Cherry Street Pier engagement session by J&J Studios

J&J Studios recently had the opportunity to capture a couple’s stunning Cherry Street Pier engagement session in Philadelphia. This session was colorful, beautiful, and unique. Below, I will give you a brief background on the couple, show you the incredible photos that our team captured, and tell you all about the location.Cherry Street Pier engagement by J&J StudiosJoe and Renee's Engagement session by J&J StudiosRenee and Joe's Engagement photos by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier Engagement by J&J StudiosEngagement photo shoot by J&J Studios

Meet The Newly Engaged Couple: Renee and Joe

Like any other modern love story, Joe and Renee happily met on the dating app called Bumble. This is a dating app that puts the power in the woman’s hand, which encouraged Renee to reach out and make the first move once she and Joe matched. Later, Renee found out that Joe was not even the one who swiped on her profile. To her surprise, it was Josh, who was trying to find a potential partner suitable for his best friend. However, the couple continued to talk and flirt for weeks. They realized that they had a lot in common and definitely felt like this new thing could go somewhere.

After almost a month of texting back and forth, the couple decided to have their first date at Mercato in West Chester, Pennsylvania. They had dinner and one drink turned into a few, and they began to notice that they really liked each other. Looking back now, these two are glad that dinner led them to where they are in life together. That night at Mercato was their last first date ever, and Joe and Renee would describe it as special. Cherry Street Pier engagement by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier engagement by J&J StudiosJoe and Renee's engagement shoot by J&J StudiosEngagement photos by J&J StudiosNewly engaged couple by J&J StudiosHappy couple by J&J StudiosSoon to be married couple by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier engagement by J&J Studios

Cherry Street Pier

Cherry Street Pier was an awesome place to shoot this engagement session. We are very happy with the surroundings and the visual backdrops that we came across. Cherry Street Pier is a mixed-use space open to the public during certain hours. It faces the Delaware River waterfront and consists of restaurants, a performance venue, bars, and a social place for everyone to enjoy.

This facility’s main goal is to be a collaborative space for entrepreneurs and artists to come together to participate in building a community. As artists who work at J&J Studios, we were blown away and inspired by Cherry Street Pier and cannot wait to return in the future for more photo shoots. To see this pier for yourself, visit 121 North Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106. As you can see from the photos that we captured of Renee and Joe, we could not have asked for a more perfect place for their Cherry Street Pier engagement session.Couple chatting by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier engagement by J&J StudiosCouple talking by J&J StudiosEngagement ring by J&J StudiosCouple and their dog by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier engagement by J&J Studios

The Proposal

While photographing our couples, we like to take the time to get to know them. Therefore, we wanted all the details about the proposal, and Joe and Renee happily filled us in with big smiles on their faces. We could tell the day of the proposal was one of their most treasured days and they cannot wait until their wedding. The couple took Renee’s nephew, niece, brother, and sister-in-law on a “bear hunt.” They were in Danbury, Connecticut at the Tarrywile Park and Mansion, when Joe got down on one knee and asked Renee to be his princess forever. Of course, she said yes! Since Renee is originally from New York, they were not far from her parents’ home. So, they drove back to her parents’ house, where both of their whole families had driven to celebrate the special day with the newly engaged couple.Addison street by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier engagement session by J&J StudiosCherry Street Pier engagement by J&J Studios

Addison Street

During our session, we made our way over to Addison Street. This is a romantic, narrow alley in Philadelphia, where the trees remain lit year-round. In fact, Addison Street is known as one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful alleyways. We immediately thought of this street as the perfect stop to photograph Joe and Renee’s radiating and glowing love for each other.

Renee and Joe’s wedding day will be on October 1, 2021 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and our team is eager and cannot wait to photograph this big day for them!

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Book J&J Studios for Your Cherry Street Pier Engagement Session

The photographers at J&J Studios are happy to document your love in all its stages. If you are in need of engagement photos or thinking about proposing, we are always ready and willing to photograph this special moment for you. Give us a call at 714-215-2179 or fill out our contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Our team is excited to begin planning your Cherry Street Pier engagement session, and we promise that you will be satisfied with the outcome. If you would like to have your engagement session at another place, we travel all over Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and other areas of Pennsylvania.


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