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!



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.


Maritime Parc Wedding | Jersey City | Francesca + Louis

This gorgeous winter wedding at Maritime Parc was the last wedding for me in season 2018. I don't know how I got so lucky to work with international brides recently (see my Polish princess here- https://www.innaovsepian.com/blog/2018/10/16/peter-shields-inn-wedding-cape-may-nj-marley-sam ), but here goes another magic story:)

We met with Francesca and Louis in Princeton back in November to discuss their wedding plans. They literally put the whole thing together in record time! Francesca's beautiful and loud (that we would find out later, when they started singing during reception;) family struck me with their openness, candid smiles and so much joy and merriness that they were radiating. The way they all gathered together during ceremony to be able to hear Francesca's brother Rocco translation was just so sweet! Dances melted my heart. Manhattan views took our breath away. The day could not be any better. Maritime Parc and their staff added their top notch service, charm and impeccable hospitality. Their whole team along with amazing views made our day truly unforgettable.

Congratulations Francesca and Louis, enjoy the memories!


Everly at Railroad + Ocean City Engagement | Dana + Mike

While Philly was dealing with snowy surprise I escaped to Tuckahoe and Ocean City to spend an amazing afternoon with Dana and Mike for their engagement session. We started the day at whimsical Everly at Railroad and later made our way to Ocean City. The weather could not be any better. My favorite parts of the day : guys taking Polaroid photos of each other ( how sweet!), wine on the beach, emotions, happy smiles and the fact that Mike was ready to sacrifice the Eagles game for this session ;)

Enjoy these memories :) Can’t wait to capture more soul photos on your wedding day!

Thank you for this beautiful day.



Surprise Proposal at Morris Arboretum | Philadelphia Engagement

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She said yes!

👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨Fresh! She said yes!!! Saturday morning in misty Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania :) The sweeeeetest couple ever! The way Brianna looks at Joe blows my mind 💍😍🤗
#surpriseproposal #shesaidyes #FutureMrsKnellinger

The funniest part is that obviously Brianna didn’t have a clue while Joe coordinated every detail with me. On the day of proposal Morris Arboretum was crowded so we had to take a shuttle to the upper level. What do you think? Of course we happened to be on the same bus and Joe and I had to pretend nothing was happening. It was drizzling and they finally walked to Rose Garden when Joe got on his knee and asked Brianna to marry him. She had the sweetest reaction ever. You know the rest :) Tons of questions, from how he picked the best ring to who else knows….

They have been together for a few years and share so much together. Their little baby princess is so!!! adorable. We jokingly mentioned that she might be a flower girl for their wedding in a couple years from now :) I am so happy that I met these young, beautiful, candid lovebirds.

Happy engagement! Can’t wait to capture your emotions on your wedding day.

Alina + Roupen | Elegant Brooklyn photo session

I’ve always dreamt of photographing a couple in love in New York…Brooklyn, in particular. Brooklyn bridge, iconic spots, elegance and that big city vibe.

Weddings and engagements in New York are special. Well, what else would you expect from this magical city? Every corner is filled with mystery, romance, history … New York is what you believe it is.

I believed one day it will open up for me and I will find what I was looking for but I could never imagine I’d get so lucky to meet two incredibly sweet lovebirds. They are like Brooklyn and Manhattan. Two worlds. Two interesting, dynamic, flowy, vibrant worlds that allow you to get close and look into their eyes. They love Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo as much as I do. Impeccable style, glowy skin, eyes ready for adventure.

I am incredibly thankful for experience like this – we got in touch and coordinated our romantic photo session in just a few days, while I was visiting New York and working at NY Bridal Fashion Week. We only had time for a couple photos and a cup of cappuchino 😊 I needed to drive back to Philly for bridal boudoir session.

Days like this mark “ a new beginning”  in my memory. Looking forward to many more photo opportunities with you! Thank you again so so much.

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from NY with love

Favorite reception moments!

Wedding reception is one of the tastiest parts of your wedding day! Yes, you heard (read) it right.

Excitement during bridal prep is gone, the emotional ceremony is over, family portraits are finished, as well as photos of bride and groom, and you are ready to party all night with your beloved family and friends! 

Elegant ballroom, sun-lit backyard, artsy modern space ... it doesn't matter where you celebrate, it matters how and who you celebrate with. 

Because there’s just something about those sparkly and elegant details that make emotional moments come alive for us. There’s something about all of your favorite people in the world getting together to toast, dance and celebrate the night away!

Our favorite receptions are crazy, emotional, meaningful, honest and raw! We absolutely adore watching parents say the most important things to their sons and daughters, we love seeing their tears as well as observing bride and groom getting emotional hearing that. We enjoy siblings and best friends sharing their personal stories during speeches, it's always super fun and allows to get to know our clients on a deeper level and just make sure one more time that they are awesome human beings! Our hearts come alive when we see grandparents getting down on the dance floor and couples soaking in those rare moments of universal, overwhelming happiness. 

As long as our couple and their families are experiencing the night fully alive, we produce our best work! Not to mention how much satisfaction it brings to catch these moments. 

What's your reception going to look like? :)

Let's chat about it!

Sandra | Portrait session

There is a subtle magic in people. That magic that’s shining through on a dark grey rainy day. The magic that can heal you once you get lucky to touch it or just to hang around. That little string of connection and hearty warm hugs, conversations and that cup of coffee. The world exists in a way that usually separates those people from you. There is quite a distance. But you know what’s interesting? No matter how far you are, or how long you haven’t seen each other, one word and one meeting is enough to dive  back into that comfortable warm pool of magic. It’s not going anywhere, it’s all there. Just stretch a hand, send one message, meet some day and take some portraits. Because is there anything better than a portrait of one’s beautiful soul? That damn magic speaks louder than any words or any explanation people have been trying to find for ages…  Meet Sandra, she is #sundra.