Victoria and Stephen picked one of the best times of the year to book their Kelly Drive Cherry Blossom engagement session. After all, the cherry blossoms only bloom about once a year in the United States. This year in Philadelphia, cherry blossoms bloomed in the first two weeks of April and they are at their brightest for just a few days. The beautiful cherry blossoms in the sunlight were a breathtaking sight, no wonder the couple was adamant about shooting here.
How Stephen and Victoria Met
As always when our couples book an engagement session with J&J Studios we enjoy hearing their love story. Victoria and Stephen met on a dating app about five years ago. Stephen stumbled upon Victoria’s profile, thought she was beautiful, and decided to message her. They talked for several days on the app and eventually began talking on the phone.
According to Victoria, their first date was at a cozy restaurant located somewhere in Rittenhouse Square. Afterward, they went to Victoria’s apartment where they talked all night. “I knew she was my soulmate after our first date,” Stephen remarked as he stared lovingly at his soon-to-be bride.
Stephen proposed to Victoria last year on their anniversary in May. Due to the pandemic, the country was on lockdown and they couldn’t celebrate like they normally would have. Stephen wanted to make the moment special for Victoria. He had a special dinner catered and unbeknownst to Victoria, he had gathered their family and close friends on Zoom. He proposed to her in front of everybody.
Kelly Drive Cherry Blossom Engagement Session
The visuals we captured for this Kelly Drive Cherry Blossom engagement session were simply beautiful. There’s just something magical about shooting amid nature. We encouraged Victoria and Stephen to have fun during the session and to forget that there were cameras watching. From stolen kisses to warm embraces and bouts of laughter we were able to capture several different sides of this lovely couple.
Throughout the session, Victoria desired to switch up her looks by making small outfit changes. Of course, some of our favorite frames were the photographs we took of Stephen and Victoria next to the vivid cherry blossoms. During this shoot, the couple became one with nature and the lush greenery surrounding them.
When it came to editing the visuals we captured our team employed special visual effects. Our black and white coloring effect never gets old and was actually requested by our client.
Book J&J Studios For Your Engagement Shoot
Were you recently engaged? Your engagement photos are an important part of your wedding journey. It’s a portrait session for you and your partner. However, some of our clients book an engagement session to produce high-quality visuals that they can display at their wedding reception, on their Save the Date cards, or on their wedding website. If you’re looking for epic engagement pictures that you can share with your loved ones we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your session.