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.


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

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.


Adelphia Wedding | Ravi +Liz

Ravi and Liz tied the knot on the first day of December at beautiful Adelphia in Deptford, New Jersey. They exchanged gifts beforehand and opted out of first look which means Ravi saw his beautiful bride for the first time when she was graciously walking down the aisle. His reaction is one of the sweetest we’ve seen. Happy tears, prayers, Indian ceremony ( can’t stop looking at their breathtaking traditional outfits!), DJ BRIDE, Eagles cake as a groom’s cake, sparkling sneakers instead of high heels, bomb bridal party and dances non- stop - just some of our favorite highlights of the party.

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.

Elegant wedding at Smithville Mansion | Hilary + Philip

How sweet it is to be loved by you...

Every once in a while we get these extra crazy hot days here in NJ when humidity is so strong you almost can't breathe or stay outdoors. Well, this time out breath was taken away by something stronger. Extraordinary celebration of life and love with one incredible couple. We couldn't be any more grateful and humbled by a chance to be there with Hilary, Philip and their fun families while there were tying the knot this Saturday at one of the most scenic wedding venues in New Jersey- historic Smithville Mansion. Awesome vintage car, ceremony with British accent, crazy dances, unbearable heat and those tender moments in between. Here are few of our favorites!

Venue: Smithville Mansion

Dress : La Bella Moda

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: Love In Flower

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Hair and Make up: Lotus Salon

Caterer: Robin's Nest

Venue Coordinator : Doreen Vittese from Robin's Nest

Winter Brightlightsland | Melissa + Ken | Philadelphia Engagement

Probably nothing shines brighter and brings more joy than Longwood Gardens in December. Their Christmas display truly offers something that will leave you in awe and make your spirits bright. Taking all of that into consideration and really just chasing some cool Christmas lights = we decide to take some fun engagement photos there. This amazing couple is getting married in Philadelphia area in 2018 and I am sure their wedding photos will be as awesome as their engagement! ( not even mentioning breathtaking location that Ken chose for proposal - a beautiful lake in Canada).

 

Sean + Caitlin | Rittenhouse Square Surprise Proposal

When I was heading downtown on a bright sunny Saturday morning to photograph a surprise proposal, I had a feeling it's going to be nice but I didn't expect it to be that emotional and vibrant. Guys chose Rittenhouse Square, one of our all time favorite spots for romantic souls ( see more @ https://www.innaovsepian.com/blog/oldcity/philadelphiasurpriseproposal  for inspiration). Sean pretended he was taking a photo of Caitlin while I was hiding behind, ready to capture the most exciting moment. Then he got down on his knee and asked the most important question. Caitlin was shocked! She couldn't stop smiling and laughing... True, vibrant, strong emotions and a couple so in love with each other- I hope I managed to capture it all :) Their story is quite interesting and it proves one more time that what's meant to be is meant to be.  Those love stories with running into each other on the street after not being in touch for some time add something mysterious and it just blows my mind every time...

After a short walk around Philly, we came back to where it all started. Sean and Caitlin had a brunch reservation at iconic Parc Restaurant, a stylish french restaurant that recalls the chic brasseries of Paris. Their first date was there. Their first date as engaged couple happened there as well. I can't wait to see what future brings for this lively, beautiful, emotional couple.

Enjoy the moments! xoxo