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It was sunny and cold, with an impossibly blue sky overhead the day Shaun and Allison had their engagement photography session with J & J Studios. The couple chose the Fairmount Water Works for their winter engagement photography session.

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A Modern Romance

Allison and Shaun have a modern love story: they met online! Their favorite thing about each other is the deep respect they have for one another. Shaun was so eager to propose to Allison, he couldn’t wait for the proposal he had planned. So, he proposed in their living room – and Allison said yes!

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About Shaun and Allison

Allison grew up in Philadelphia, and she always dreamt of having a wedding at the Fairmount Water Works Grand Pavilion. However, the Pavilion only holds that location for summer weddings, and Allison and Shaun wanted a winter wedding. So, they decided to have their engagement photos taken with the Fairmount Water Works Grand Pavilion in the background instead! 

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Allison jokes that she started planning their wedding “the moment the ring went on my finger.” Shaun and Allison say “planning has been exciting, a few bumps along the way,” but that everything is working out. What a relief!

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J & J Studios would like to share some fun facts about this lovely, joyful couple. Shaun grew up in Oklahoma, and Allison can tap dance! Do we have the makings for a two-person musical in the future?

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Style at the Fairmount Water Works

While Allison and Shaun both looked very chic, we especially loved Allison’s leopard-print coat! It was a fun and unique take on the traditional dark neutrals that winter coats typically come in. Plus, that warm, rich brown made a gorgeous contrast with the blue of the water at the Fairmount Water Works. 

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Allison’s engagement ring is as sweet, stunning, and fun as she is! The eternity band is perfectly elegant, while the center diamond with the halo of diamonds is classic and romantic.

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Winter Fairmount Water Works Engagement Photography

These are some of our favorite photos from this engagement photography session. J & J Studios loves the way the sunlight is illuminating the Fairmount Water Works Grand Pavilion in these engagement photos! 

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Shaun treated his bride-to-be with such gentle tenderness and thoughtfulness throughout this winter engagement photography session. It warmed our hearts to see! From giving Allison his arm as they walked, to holding her close, to kissing her hand, Shaun was a perfect and romantic gentleman. You can see how happy Allison is with him from the beaming of her beautiful face!

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Who knew that a winter’s day could have such vibrant blues throughout it? The bright winter sun danced on the water under a bright cobalt sky. We hope Allison and Shaun’s future together is just as bright, just as colorful, and just as beautiful!


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If you loved the photos in this Fairmount Water Works engagement photography session as much as we do, please contact us today! We’d love to capture the personalities and love that you and your fiance share. 

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