philadelphia

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

 

Beau + Craig + Butters | Family session along Kelly Drive

It's an incredibly great feeling when clients come back every year to do a fun family session with their beloved dog. Beau and Craig both enjoy living in the city, and so does their little furry ball of happiness, Butters. Last year we met at Race St Pier where Butters had all the freedom in the world to sniff everyone, say hello and play in the green hot grass while occasionally sitting still for photos :) This summer we decided to change the scene a bit, and chose romantic Kelly Drive on a warm August night. We got so lucky with gorgeous sunset and quiet intimate moments between these two. I am already excited about our photo session next year!

 

M + B | Philadelphia Waterworks Wedding + 1st Anniversary Old City Photowalk

I met this incredibly sweet and damn, photogenic couple last summer. Crazy heat and crazy in love. That’s how I remember that day. They got married around noon, the sun was high and so were Maryam’s heels…. But we braved the heat and all the inconveniences and had one of the most amazing photowalks around Philly. Apparently, Philadelphia means a lot to these lovebirds. When they asked me to photograph them again this year after falling In love with their wedding photos, they told me they wanted “a lot of Philadelphia” in their pictures.

So this is the outcome of our cool photosession with two cool people, who are so into each other, photography, technology, nature and travelling. They were leaving Philadelphia shortly after our session to have a second marriage ceremony and celebration with their loved ones in their hometown. I am happy they now have all this to enjoy memories of the lovely city that united them.

John+Alexis | Philadelphia Old City Surprise Proposal

Sometimes you meet people. And they are made of light. And some sunshine, love, laugh and bright energy. Their names are Alexis and John. Two beautiful souls who recently got engaged in one of the most romantic spots in Philadelphia. John did great! He planned this surprise proposal perfectly. And, oh, that ring from "Where Philly gets engaged" .... stunning. We celebrated with a nice relaxed photo walk around Rittenhouse square and took some great photos of this sweet couple. One more time I came to a conclusion that if somebody tells you they look awkward in front of the camera, DO NOT BELIEVE THEM :)  As I am adding these images for their friends and families to see, Jack Johnson is singing his " Always better when we're together" in my headphones and I could not agree with him more :) Let it be the official soundtrack of that hot summer night when two decided to be one. 

Enjoy the memories!

Larisa + Ryan + Ben | Fairmount Park | Philadelphia Engagement

Fairmount park engagement session with Larisa and Ryan. And their wonderful dog Ben :) One of the most loving, caring, smiling, attractive couples I know. Working with these guys was extremely easy! Larisa's smile and energy is enough to light the whole park ;) We met at beautiful Valley Green Inn and made some memories with their adorable family member, Ben. We taught him to hold the engagement ring and smile to the camera and even though he wanted to eat it first, everything ended well. 

We ended the night at our favorite Chestnut Hill, ate delicious ice cream and enjoyed each other.

Random facts: Recently, wandering through Instagram, I found a wonderful lady @lpriorijewelry and her incredibly tender and beautiful jewelry!  I was impressed to say the least. Well, my excitement elevated to the next level when I found that Larisa's engagement ring was made by the same wonderful jeweler. Happy coincidence? :)

I asked Larisa what her favorite song is. She told me they both love Ed Sheeran and Lucky by Jason Mraz. That's my girl :)

Enjoy the memories!

Location : Fairmount Park + Chestnut Hill

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Engagement ring : https://www.lpriorijewelry.com/

Ice cream : http://www.bredenbecks.com/

Song: Hearts don't break around here by Ed Sheeran

Kim + Jason | Artesano Gallery | Philadelphia Wedding

The moment we met with Kim and Jason I knew their wedding day is going to be special. They love wine, live in Manayunk, going to Barcelona for their honeymoon... could there be more coincidences? ;) The way the treated each other, their relationship, all the energy, love and effort they put into planning their big day and the fact that they did their best for their guests to have fun and celebrate love and life - that says it all.  When we were saying goodbye to each other after our initial consult, Kim told me she needed to finish the table invitations she was making from wine corks. I smiled. I still smile today when I think about it.

I can't express how amazed I was by the incredible venue Kim and Jason chose for their wedding. ARTesano Gallery is for lovers. Unique venue with incredible atmosphere, amazing stuff, great food, outlandish lighting located in the heart of vibrant Manayunk makes a wedding day a dream!

It was a pleasure to celebrate wit you guys! I enjoyed it so much. Now it's time to enjoy these memories. 

Venue : ARTesano Gallery

Dress : Lovely Bride

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Hair : Chroma Hair Salon

Band : Karlie loves Jones

 

Kira + Steve | Mummers Museum | Philadelphia Wedding

Kira and Steve's wedding was the first wedding of season 2017 for Inna Ovsepian Photography.

Started at beautiful Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church in Philadelphia and proceeded straight to awesome Mummers :)

Smiles all day, crazy dances, unique and elegant dress, outlandish Mummers Museum and pouring rain - that's how I will remember their big day!

Venue : Mummers Museum

Dress : https://www.dreamersandlovers.com/

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: Kathleen Claar

DJ : No Macarena