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Old City Philadelphia Engagement Session | Jill + Tom

Jan 9, 2020

Jill and Tom wanted to have a casual engagement session, exploring some of their favorite areas of their home city – Philadelphia. We visited some of the most beautiful (and my favorite) spots in Old City. They wanted to incorporate the Merchant’s Exchange Building, old cobblestone paths, the 18th Century Garden, and some festively decorated streets around the city. It made for the perfect Old City Philadelphia Engagement Session.

Jill and Tom went to the same high school and had mutual friend groups, but they didn’t begin dating until they reconnected one Summer at the beach. They were both in college and the timing was right! However, their first date wasn’t the perfect fairytale night. Tom was supposed to pick Jill up for dinner at Giordanos, a local restaurant, but his car broke down! Thankfully they have some pretty great friends and the two were still able to meet for dinner. They didn’t let that be a bad omen for what was to come. They laugh about it still today – now engaged and excited for their upcoming wedding!

Tom’s favorite things about Jill:

1. Her willingness to always put others before herself is something that I truly admire.

2. Her passion and dedication for her career.

3. She always keeps us doing new things and making incredible memories together.

Jill’s favorite things about Tom:

1. He supports all my aspirations and encourages me to follow my dreams.

2. He is the mellow to my uptight.

3. He knows how to make me laugh; especially when I need it most!

How he asked

“We had dinner plans at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Philly. While walking there, he took us by our old apartment, which was the first place we moved in together and proposed right out front. The apartment is special to us because prior to moving in together we had never lived in the same town while dating. He also had my parents and his mom waiting around the corner and they were able to celebrate the night with us.”

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