wissahickon valley park engagement session

Alyssa and Justin hired J & J Studios to capture their Wissahickon Valley Park engagement photos. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorites from this Wissahickon Valley Park engagement photo session!

wissahickon valley park engagement photo session

About Wissahickon Valley Park

Wissahickon Valley Park sits on nearly 2,000 acres of land in northwest Philadelphia, PA. The park offers visitors dozens of miles of trails to walk, ride, and hike. Wissahickon Valley Park includes a gorge that crosses forest and meadow lands. It also includes the Wissahickon Creek.

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The Fairmount Park Commission acquired the land where Wissahickon Valley Park sits today in 1868. The reason the Commission acquired the land was to preserve the purity of water supply of the city of Philadelphia. The Commission had the mills and taverns in the area demolished, and eventually closed the road that parallels Wissahickon Creek. They renamed the road Forbidden Drive.

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Additionally, the Audubon Society designated the area of Wissahickon Park an Important Birding Area. Some of the bird species native to the area include owls, chickadees, various species of woodpeckers, blue jays, Carolina wrens, and cardinals, among others.

Rain, Rain . . . Go Away?

Most couples hope for beautiful, sunny weather during their engagement photography sessions. However, other types of weather can and do produce gorgeous photos, too! So, don’t fear adverse weather when it comes to your engagement session. J & J Studios can produce beautiful photos for you no matter what the weather!

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Here’s one example for you!. When there’s cloud cover in the sky, it creates the effect of diffused light below. This creates flattering lighting for photos, especially photos of people! Additionally, this type of light is often less tricky to work with than sunnier conditions can be.

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There’s also a few things you can do with photos taken during a light rain. One of them you can see in the photos below. Alyssa and Justin chose to stand together under a clear umbrella. As you can see, this makes for adorable photos of the couple! 

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umbrella engagement photos wissahickon valley park

The Couple: Alyssa and Justin

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It’s easy to see in their engagement photos just how happy Justin and Alyssa make each other. Their photos are full of genuine smiles and laughter!

wissahickon valley park engagement session

Justin helped Alyssa keep her balance on the log along the path. Alyssa knows Justin is someone she can lean on – literally!


Alyssa and Justin even got their feet wet by standing in the waters of the Wissahickon Creek. They rolled up their pants and stepped into the creek water. We think the photos turned out charming and romantic! 

wissahickon creek park engagement photoshoot

wissahickon creek park engagement photo

Congratulations to Alyssa and Justin!

J & J Studios wants to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Justin and Alyssa on their engagement. We wish you many, many years of joy and love. Congratulations, Alyssa and Justin!

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Contact J & J Studios today!

If you loved this Wissahickon Valley Park engagement session and are interested in hiring J & J Studios, you can contact us using the link here! We would love to help capture your love to treasure forever. We can’t wait to hear from you!