Kim & Ashley-Philadelphia Proposal

Proposals have become one of my new favorite things to capture. This proposal between Ashley & Kim was so incredibly special and thought out. Ashley contacted me a couple months ago asking if I would be able to photograph her proposing to her girlfriend, Kim! The original plan was to do the proposal somewhere in Manayunk, but Ashley ended up finding this AMAZING hotel/restaurant that would be the perfect backdrop for the proposal.

We planned for weeks and finally the day had come. February 2nd. I met Ashley earlier in the day at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons to help set up the space, go over the plan once more, and to photograph the space before anyone came in. Ashley also had a bouquet made from Belovely Designs and it was absolutely perfect! Kim had no idea this was about to happen, she thought it was just a date night in the city at a fancy restaurant in Fishtown to continue celebrating her birthday which had happened a few days before.

Ashley then surprised Kim with a hotel room, and a little present for her to open up. The present contained a drawing made by artist, Megan Olsen, also known as Cartoonaday on instagram. The drawing was a cartoon of Ashley proposing to Kim right in the very spot they were standing in the hotel room! Of course, she said yes! Kim LOVES her engagement ring. I mean LOVES it. If there isn’t at least one instagram story a day showcasing it, then there’s a problem. Lauren of L.Priori Jewelry helped Ashley custom make a pear shaped champagne diamond ring that is just out of this world!

Kim was in total shock and had no idea any of this was going to happen. Kim had been following me on instagram and told Ashley how much she loved my work, it was so amazing to be able to capture this moment for the two of them! After the initial shock of what had just happened and Ashley and Kim took a moment to soak in the moment, I photographed them all snuggled up all around the hotel. I mean, the space was too beautiful to not have a mini photoshoot in!

My time was done and the two got to have a lovely dinner where Kim had another surprise of seeing the lovely bouquet at their dinner table while they had a romantic candle lit dinner as a newly engaged couple!! Thank you so so much to both Ashley for having me capture your proposal to Kim. You two are so sweet and kind! Can’t wait to plan your engagement session!!

Hotel/Restaurant: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
Enagement ring: L.Priori Jewelry 
Florals: Belovley Designs
Cartoon: Megan Draws

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