915 Spring Garden Studio/ Philly Artists Portraits

Asbury Park Engagement Photos

Jessica and Edd and their beautiful, wild chemistry is such a highlight of my summer engagement season. They are both so interesting, so into each other, so good together and genuinely enjoy each other’s company no matter what they do. Asbury Park is one of their favorite places to hang out ( and every photographer’s dream) and that’s where they wanted to have their engagement photo session. It has so much to offer: from original graffiti art to small cozy streets, from stylish distillery to quiet, sun-drenched bridges…

We walked around Asbury Park boardwalk, visited Asbury distillery for a drink, then got some oysters and walked a little more ;) Here are some of our favorites.


Magnolia Plantations and Gardens | Charleston Engagement Photos

No secret that Charleston is one of my favorite places. I’ve been there 3 times now and during my last trip in February, I discovered a simply magical place called Magnolia Plantations and Gardens. It’s been selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens"! It’s one of the oldest plantations in the South, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Needless to say, it was such a pleasure for eyes and soul. I met a cute couple, who met while working there. They answered a few of my questions about gardens and I couldn’t resist taking a few portraits for them as they went out on a walk after a long day of work. Such powerful meaningful memories. Here are some of our favorites images from that warm day in the South.

Locations : Magnolia Plantation and Gardens ( 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414)

Rainbow Row, Old Charleston

Check engagement session from a Charleston Ice Cream shoppe here :)



Valley Forge Park Engagement Photos

Ana and Chris have a special kind of chemistry.

We like to get to know our clients and spend some time with them at our initial meeting talking about life, love, values, relationships, traditions etc. Ana and Chris radiate a very warm, calm, romantic energy. They are so into each other and so good together. During our first meeting they told me and showed me how much they value each other and their families. When I asked them what they are most excited about and what they are looking forward to the most on their wedding day, they said : “ We just want everyone to have the best time. We want to celebrate and have fun and be happy.” Could it be any better? ;)

Our engagement session had 2 parts: first we got hit with a storm on a sunny day in July while walking around Manayunk… I had this vision of a nice warm sunset for their love and the second time we got lucky with great weather and all the charm that Valley Forge Park had to offer. Here’s some of our favorites!



Charleston Love Story Engagement Photos

Once upon a time, we ended up working in Charleston, South Carolina ( one of my favorite places in the world), at a beautiful Indian wedding. We finished the wedding, but didn’t want to leave the city. So what do you think we ended up doing? Staying for a few more days filled with the best adventures, some bridal shoots, and fun engagement session in a local Charleston Ice cream shop. Here are a few of our favorites!

Location : Republic Ice Cream & Custard (431 King St, Charleston, SC 29403)


Slay Displays/ Location 215

This past Thursday was an unforgettable day when we all got to celebrate relaunch and rebrand of Slay Displays. Networking, meeting new people and making amazing connections - what can be better? Funny how I’ve been asking everyone how they met Julia.. and was happy to share my story: we first met at a styled shoot at Anthony Wayne House, a project I got interested in because I saw her name and wanted to meet another russian- speaking vendor in the industry! I got to meet her and her husband and got amazed by how much effort and hard work they put into their craft. All of their flowers, giant letters and backdrops are made by hand… it’s clear they pour all their energy and soul into what they do and always come up with creative ways to wow! Their letters are definitely show stoppers that would be an awesome addition to a surprise proposal, wedding, family celebrations and any other event.

It was awesome to meet new amazing friendors I ‘ve heard of before : Frost 321 are so unique and so cool! While we were filming them, I was literally mesmerized by the way their cocktails are made. Watching them do their magic made me think of summer rooftop parties and how great it would be to have them there. It’s literally entertainment + frozen tasty cocktails ( 2 in 1).


Huge thank you to all the vendors who participated:

Venue: LOCATION 215 @location215

Rentals: PARTY RENTALS LTD @partyrentalltd

Displays: SLAY DISPLAYS @slaydisplays

Photo/Video: Inna Ovsepian Photography @innaovsepianphotography

Hors D’oeuvres: Garces @ @garcesevents

Beverages: Frost 321 @frost321_

DJ: SILVER SOUND @silversounddjs

Balloon Arch: Peonies Events @peonies.events

Desserts: Danis Cake Pop Shoppe @daniscakepopshoppe

Make Up Artist: Just B Beautiful @justbbeautiful

Spruce St Harbor Park Surprise Proposal

Hammocks, showers and surprise proposals season :) Shreedip and Samridhi are engaged! 🥂💍
This hammock at Spruce St Harbor Park is where they had their first date and where she said yes! We all know how unpredictable weather is here in Philly in summer… A few moments before Shreedip was about to ask Sam to marry him, it started to downpour and they got soaking wet. Good thing Hilton hotel was right there where they hid for a few minutes before proceeding. He asked, she said yes! Sam was gleaming and absolutely loved her ring. Their family came to congratulate them on their engagement and we all enjoyed a nice calm evening after the storm and took some romantic photos along the water and in the park.

Happy engagement!

Normandy Farm Wedding Photos | Blue Bell Backyard Ceremony

Kate and Rob said their vows in front of their family on a nice sunny Saturday in June. Their lovely backyard was a perfect setting for a low key, relaxed wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we went to Normandy Farms to take some photos with now Mr and Mrs. Kate and Rob looked awesome and their eyes were full of love and excitement when they were saying their “ I do’s”. Additional bonus : puppy and Star Wars masks. Here’s our favorite moments from that sweet day :)

Fleisher Art Memorial Wedding | Jackson + Maxine

I thought I’ve seen everything….. but never ever had I seen a bridal party like this. My tears didn’t dry on their own… for like 5 minutes… it took 3 bridesmaids and the warmest strongest hug to make me look normal again :) These people = magic. Pure magic.
As for Jackson and Maxine…. they were absolutely stunning, on top of being the kindest, hard working, nicest people.Just look in their eyes, it’s all there. Crazy to think if I hadn’t noticed Jackson’s post in a local Mt Airy group that he opened a Martial Arts Studio 5 minutes from home and hadn’t gotten in touch last February, we might have not had a chance to work together.

Maxine’s beauty, Jackson’s awesome outfit, their baby dog as a ringbearer, Mariachi band and coolest Fleisher art Memorial that they chose as their venue - all these details made the day unforgettable. Looking at their gallery now, I can surely say that it couldn’t be a better match with any other couple full of soul and warmth and (not to brag) I don’t think any other photographer would be able to capture all those moments I captured for them and their families. Every. single.photo is a work of art and brings joy and smiles. I know it’s all they’ve ever wanted and beyond everything that I envisioned. My photojournalistic style that I developed from day one just bloomed into something extraordinary that day.

Photography is not about cameras…or lenses…or flashes. Photography is about heart and soul.

I am fascinated and so so so grateful for documenting this day for M&J.


Venue: Fleisher Art Memorial

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Catering: JPM Catering and Events

Make up: Jill Harth NYC Make up Artist

Florist: Ten Pennies

DJ: DJ COACH K

Mariachi Band: Mariachi Citlalli



Icona Avalon Wedding Photos | Dana + Mike

This right here is everything you need to know about Dana and Mike and people they surrounded themselves with. Everything, from that fire in both Dana and Mike’s eyes, their smiles, their pure and lovely excitement about their wedding ( I couldn’t stop comparing them to little kids :)) These ridiculously beautiful and kind people with so much light and energy created the most amazing memories… They lit up the whole room, they danced the night away, the smiled, cried, hugged, kissed. I’m so happy we got to experience that night together. I’m so grateful for you, for your love, for the way you look at each other, for the way you love life and each other, and cherish moments above everything else. I’ll always remember you as “ crazy in love kids”... the happiest clients, the ocean- loving, fun, chill, excited, beautiful couple.

Here’s to forever.

Vendors:
venue: ICONA Avalon
dj: Hurricane Productions
florist: Jennifer Designs
make up: The Contour Queen
cake: Bakeworks

This spring wedding was photographed by Inna Ovsepian Photography at the incredibly beautiful Icona Avalon. The couple got married at hotel’s veranda decorated with florals and lanterns by their amazing florists ( later we found out that they had to fight water because of the storm we got but no one could ever guess, that’s some great hard work behind the scenes!) Dana wanted to incorporate stairs for the first look ( just like in Titanic) and it was the sweetest and emotional moment for all of us.. Portraits were taken around the venue and at the taproom at the Hotel. See their engagement session here.

Best of 2018

Don’t look back unless it’s a good view. Here is a little snippet of the past 12 months : feelings, places and people.

Thank you, 2018.

Inna Ovsepian is a wedding, engagement and lifestyle photographer based in Philadelphia and available to tell your story anywhere in the world.

Get in touch hello@innaovsepian.com or at 267 481 4765.

Adventure Aquarium Surprise Proposal | Camden Waterfront & Race St Pier Engagement

Prem surprised Sarah with a shiny heart shaped ring and VIP tour around Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. The coolest part of this afternoon: divers with the sweetest sign “Will you marry me?”…. and Sarah’s reaction of course! :)

Congratulations on your engagement!

Thank you to Aquarium’s staff for being super caring and helpful.