Philly Art Museum/Waterworks Engagement
Philadelphia is full of so many beautiful and unique backdrops that provide for photographers and couples the most impressive areas to memorialize special events. This includes weddings, parties, maternity acknowledgements, and engagements to name a few. In this case, the Philly Art Museum/Waterworks Engagement session the couple Lexi and Avi participated in along with photographer John Ryan of John Ryan Studios of Philadelphia are exactly the perfect locations to capture their special event.
The Philadelphia Art Museum is a world-renowned collection. A landmark building. A place that welcomes everyone. They bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. The museum connects people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. The Art Museum is committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.
Of course, as Lexi and Avi indicate, the Museum grounds are home to the famous Sylvester Stallone “Rocky” statue, which is situated on the lower garden area.
As the title of this blog indicates, The Philly Art Museum/Waterworks Engagement included the Waterworks grounds. The Fairmount Water Works is the site of the nation’s first successful municipal water supply system. A visit there will enable individuals to learn about the innovative design, technology and operation of this Historic Landmark and how the supply of clean, fresh water contributed to the growth of Philadelphia in the 1800’s. Situated on the east bank of the Schuylkill River between historic Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fairmount Water Works opened its doors in 1815 as the sole water pumping station for the City of Philadelphia. Almost a century later, in 1909, the Water Works was decommissioned as a pumping station when the City moved to sand filtration for purification in response to industrial development and the resulting detrimental impact on the region’s water quality. The Waterworks property was subsequently used for a variety of initiatives efforts until October 2003 when its doors opened as a center to the public. This achievement was the culmination of a 40-year effort and provided a center on the memorable property to assist in the research and study of water resources.
As you’ll see from the following photos, the Waterworks is a unique and lovely setting for this loving couple as they move forward with their engagement and the journey towards their wedding and their life together.
Additionally, there were some impressive backdrops near these two venues that photographer John Ryan suggested to the young couple to capture the special engagement. And Lexi and Avi were in good hands. John Ryan is an award-winning photographer, and he and his team at J&J Studios of Philadelphia are responsible for the fabulous capture of special events, most notably as one of Philadelphia’s leading Wedding photographers. John’s talent and artistry is very impressive, as the above photos and those below support. With every choice he makes – positioning the couple being photographed, the lighting, the backdrop are just a few of the considerations John has at his disposal and utilizes to capture the moment, mood, and essence of the individuals involved.
The smiles on this lovely couple easily shows just how pleased they were with John and his team and the fun they had during the process of memorializing their touching engagement. If you are interested in securing the talents of John Ryan and his team, please visit John at J&J Studios of Philadelphia and make an appointment to speak about your special event!