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!



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!

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



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.


Peter Shields Inn Wedding | Cape May NJ | Marley + Sam

Marley and Sam…

You are the most wonderful, whimsical and unique couple I've ever seen. You proved that long distance relationship can lead to something special and so magical! You are so strong,so open, so real and so nice. Working with your families was such a dream!

Marley and Sam surprised everyone with a movie they created for their parents and family members. The movie tells the story and dynamics of their relationship along with gratitudes and lessons life taught them over the years.

We had such an extraordinary day… from gloomy rainy morning to a beautiful blue sky with amazing clouds,breeze and warm sun. We could not believe it. Even weather was cooperating ;)

The day started with a beautiful Intimate ceremony on the steps of Peter Shields Inn in Cape May, NJ. What a gorgeous venue! Decor, details, lots of white color, location - unbelievable match for a boho wedding with a hint of classics. ( exactly the way Marley planned it).

The most remarkable thing about their wedding is that they made us all cry. The whole room was filled with so much warmth, love, and happy tears. Their fairytale proves that miracles happen. We just got to want it so so bad and work very hard towards our happiness. Universe will handle everything else.

Atlantic ocean, Polish songs, family performance of Hallelujah on grand piano and video that's better than any speeches or toasts I've ever seen or heard. Thank you for letting my team to be with you on this special day. Cheers to the best day ever!

Location : Peter Shields Inn

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Hair and make up: SayIDoHairandMakeup

Florist: Cape May Florist

Dress: Daria Karlozi

Check out their amazing wedding film below :

Jessica + James | Backyard Wedding in Ambler

Jessica and James. Oh my.... you set that night on fire. The outpour of emotions, love, loyalty, passion, unitedness that was concentrated in the air is insane. That feeling of a " WHOLE" when the whole family gathers together for a celebration… that's probably what left the biggest impression on me. You went so above and beyond to make this celebration beautiful and provide for your guests. You made it yours, the way only you could do. It was so "homie", but at the same time so grandiose in its own way. Gorgeous grounds generously provided by your friends just made it even more unique and added some extra honey to already sweet wedding day. Everything was top notch- food, flowers, amazing live band, heartwarming speeches.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your sweetest moments and showing me how deeply you care, love, and affect those who are around you.

:)

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

You're as sweet as strawberry wine

You're as warm as a glass of brandy

And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time...

Alex + Kit | Wedding at Mendenhall Inn

Alex and Kit tied the knot at the beautiful St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media and danced the night away at Mendenhall Inn. Their bright personalities, 19+ bridal party ( I still can't believe how helpful, fun, energetic and sweet everyone was and how much they contributed to this special day, making it truly one of a kind for the bride, groom and everyone else including me!), surprises during reception and the loveliest speeches are just a tiny part of how awesome the day went and how much joy it brought. Here is a little glimpse of the day. 

 

Location : St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media 

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Reception : Inn at Mendenhall

DJ: Schaeffer Sounds

Cake: The Master's Baker

Florist: Unlimited Arrangements

MUA : @_HAIRBYKATHERINE

 

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!