Philadelphia Magic Gardens Engagement Shoot | Niyanta + Brendan
Philadelphia Magic Gardens Engagement Shoot
How did you and your fiance meet?
On a blind date via OkCupid 5 years ago. I was in grad school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brendan worked for Herzing University. We went to see Dave Chappelle on our first date. The rest has been a happy blur.
His love of music, comedy, road trips, science, and dinosaurs. His empathy and sense of fairness. And our shared fandom for Neil deGrasse Tyson. 😀
We took a cooking class at Scarpetta earlier this year and loved this restaurant in Rittenhouse. Se he took me to dinner the night before my birthday at Scarpetta and proposed over dinner!
I moved to the Philadelphia area in 2018 and Brendan followed last year. We’ve been nomads over the last decade moving places/countries for jobs, schools etc. particularly me, which we love. We like to adopt the place where we live and make it our own. City hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin institute are all places we’ve been to on dates or with friends over the past year so they have happy memories for us. The magic gardens are on our list for how quirky they seem which feels like us. Also it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t add a new place to explore to our list of places we visit for this shoot. If we do manage to get a picture with a dinosaur or science exhibit I and therefore you will get a lot of points for that because it’s high on Brendan’s list.
we got engaged just a few days ago so not quite yet. Although we’ve discussed a few specifics before and we’ve been filing away ideas we like! we will probably get married in city hall spring 2020. A smaller intimate celebration with a few friends and family. We will have slightly bigger weddings in the US and in India in 2021.
We were part of a live SNL audience. Brendan hates pickles and coffee. I hate bland food and sometimes get hangry. We both trying new cuisines. I traveled halfway around the world to pursue an education. We both hope to travel more together. We once drove 18 hours to go see The Rolling Stones live. We love the avengers, Bollywood, and parks and rec. We once met Rainn Wilson aka Dwight Schrute.