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PHILADELPHIA ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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I recently met up with Kaitlyn and Rob for their engagement session in Philadelphia! We met a little while back in my studio, along with Kaitlyn’s parents and I knew working with them would be a blast. We had a great time just at our initial meeting and I enjoyed getting to know them more at their engagement session. The happy couple are planning their November wedding at the Bellevue so getting outside for some springtime sun and scenery was perfect!

 

 

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OLD CITY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

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Melissa and Mark and I had such a fun and relaxed engagement session a few weeks ago. The future bride and groom live on a quaint street in South Philly where we started our session – replicating a familiar walk they take with with their two pups. Afterwards we piled into an Uber and headed to Old City to take another relaxing walk. We went everywhere from the Merchant’s Exchange Building, random alleyways, Elfreth’s Alley, and even to a parking garage rooftop to catch the beautifully golden setting sun. We laughed and talked and had such a great time! I never pressure my couples to do an engagement session but I really do love when they opt in because it’s so much fun getting to know each other and build that connection. I can’t wait for Mark and Melissa’s October wedding!

 

WASHINGTONS’ HEADQUARTERS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Elizabeth and David are another awesome and inspirational couple that I am so excited to work with! They are tying the knot this summer at the Colonial Dames in Rittenhouse which is a quaint venue right in Rittenhouse with the most perfect garden. It is such an incredible and overlooked (in my opinion) venue in Philadelphia. Elizabeth, David, and myself headed to Valley Forge Park this past February for their engagement session. Valley Forge is where David proposed just a few months ago and since we weren’t quite sure of the exact location where he popped the question, we settled on Washington’s Headquarters for our backdrop. I love this location because of the variety but also because it is simple to find and Valley Forge can get very confusing! I loved officially meeting the happy couple for the first time and I am so excited for their summer wedding!

 

OLD CITY AND RACE STREET PIER ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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I don’t know how I am lucky enough to work with so many down to Earth, fantastic couples! Zach and Abby were such a joy to be around even from our first meeting. Their wedding is quickly approaching this September at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern so we wanted to make sure we did their engagement session as soon as possible… which meant braving some pretty cold weather in Philly! Fortunately they were able to thaw out in Belize shortly after! We kept their engagement session meaningful to their history by stopping at the Race Street Cafe and then wandering through Old City and Race Street Pier, stopping between photos to put coats back on and warm up between shots! I’m sure their wedding day will be much warmer and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

 

FORBIDDEN DRIVE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Better late than never when it comes to sharing this post! Christine and Devon are one of my wonderful couples for 2019! They will be tying the knot next to very close friends and family this spring at the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia. We squeezed in their engagement session in Fairmount Park along Forbidden Drive this past fall. Forbidden Drive might be in the middle of Philadelphia but to myself and Christine, it was a bit more nature than we were used to. Luckily Devon knew his way around and managed to move some branches and logs for our photos, and also warned me when I was getting too close to poison ivy! We certainly had a lot of laughs during our little adventure and I can’t wait to see them get married in a few short months!

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SWARTHMORE COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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I have been so excited to share this engagement session at Swarthmore College! Stephanie and Steve just got engaged this past fall and are in the process of planning their wedding. They were a blast to work with! We laughed throughout their whole session while we wandered the campus at Swarthmore, uncovering great locations for photos. If the sun hadn’t completely disappeared at the end of our time I would have never even guessed we blew threw the entire hour long session. I kind of love that I’m just sharing these photos now even though the gallery was delivered several weeks ago because these two and their genuine happiness, silliness, and love for each other just bring a smile to my face! Enjoy!

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OLD CITY PHILADELPHIA ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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It’s always awesome when couples want engagement photos. It’s a major bonus when the bride and groom to-be show up perfectly styled! This Old City Philadelphia engagement session couldn’t have worked out any better. The weather cooperated which was rare for the summer we had and the locations were perfect! We started out in Elfreth’s Alley which is close to the couple’s home. I loved exploring areas that they have never visited despite living so close! After a quick outfit change we walked down to Race Street Pier and were able to catch the beautiful pastel sunset. I had such a great time getting to know Chelsea and Tony during our walk around the city and am really looking forward to their wedding at JG Domestic this October!

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NEW YORK CITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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This New York City engagement session topped off one crazy “vacation” week for me. I use the term vacation loosely because while I took off from my day job (did you all know I have a day job? I do and it’s pretty cool but very different from photography), I had a full week of shoots and vacation-esque activities planned.

Day one of my vacation involved heading to the Big Apple for this lovely engagement session! Now if you haven’t caught on yet, I am obsessed with big cities. I love the architecture and that amazing feeling when you really think about how people, like you and me, built something so incredible. When Carrie asked if I would go to New York to photograph their engagement session there was no doubt in my mind that I would do it.

Carrie & Pat are seriously an amazing couple. Smart, down-to-earth, and all-around awesome people. The day of their session was HOT and muggy and just plain gross. Can you tell? Nope! They were awesome to work with and didn’t complain once about the heat and instead made jokes about it!

We started here at the Highlines Park. The elevated railway was a bit more narrow than I imagined but we were able to make some cool photos along the side stairwells and also when the crowds thinned out for a few seconds.

After leaving the Highlines we walked to La Colombe for a pick-me-up and outfit change!

This area used to be a train station in the meatpacking district but has been renovated to include La Colombe and some other shops. It is closed on the weekends so we were able to take advantage of the free space and air conditioning!

Since I had to head back to my bus by a certain time in order to make it home, we decided to continue our walk, mimicking one of the walks Pat & Carrie would take around their neighborhood together. We considered walking along the Hudson River but the sun was still pretty high and I wasn’t confident we would get great photos there. We tried to stop into the Javits Center but were quickly told that we couldn’t take photos there. Luckily just around the corner was this cute little park which barely had any crowds!

It also had a great view! Although when you’re in New York, are you ever without an amazing view?

I also want to note that I didn’t pose them like this, they just sat down and I told them to get comfortable – how adorable are they??

And finishing the session with one last city backdrop…

Carrie and Patrick are getting married in March 2019 at Hotel Du Village in Pennsylvania. I can’t want to see what their wedding day has in store!

And while I’m not going to share posts from my “vacation” which included a short trip to Longport, NJ for some relaxation on the beach, and a slightly longer trip to North Carolina to visit my in-laws, I will eventually be sharing one epic styled shoot at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts!

Noreen Turner Photography specializes in Philadelphia weddings and engagement sessions but also works in New Jersey, the Jersey Shore, Bucks County,  Delaware, and now New York City.

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WILDWOOD ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Meeting new couples is an awesome perk of the job, but it’s  even cooler when an old high school friend reaches out with the great news that he is engaged! Ted and I were friends in high school and lost touch over the years like so many people do. I was thrilled when he wanted  to book me for his engagement session and I was so excited to meet the soon-to-be Mrs! Their Wildwood engagement session was rescheduled originally because we thought the weather looked bad one Saturday back in May. Of course, it turned out to be beautiful. We planned on another Saturday in June and the weather was perfect!

We started their session at the now closed 2nd Street Annie’s where Ted and Vicki first met. The sun was high in the sky but gave the dramatic look I was hoping for.

After 2nd Street Annie’s walked to the boardwalk and headed for the carousel for a few fun photos! The sun flare and the colors made this part of the day awesome! It was not awesome when I was told I could not stand on the outside during the carousel ride, which ruined the perspective I had planned! But it all worked out anyway…

When we were done at the boardwalk we took  a short drive to the beach! I was very impressed with Vicki’s skills at getting changed in the car while driving! The beach was absolutely perfect and has me rethinking my love for Philadelphia and architecture! The water, sand, and sunlight were to die for.

Next stop – light house! How gorgeous are these gardens?

And last but not least we stopped along the water near Ted’s family’s home to close out the night where we even got the dog into a few photos!

Congratulations Ted and Vicki and thank you so much for having me create these photos for you!

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VALLEY FORGE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow”

– Leo Christopher

 

As I was thinking of what to write for this blog post I was really focusing on the fact that Alex and Eric are getting married this December at the Hotel DuPont, and that most of their photos will take place after sunset. We decided to do their Valley Forge engagement session in the spring so we could still create photos that had sun and nature, which will be different from their wedding day photos. But that is all boring. What really matters is that Alex and Erik are so happy and laid back. They are one of those couples that you know enjoy their lives and being together. They claimed to be awkward as so many couples do, but that really just resulted in photos that involved a lot laughter and candid moments. I just hope that this photo experience doesn’t change them, and that fun “awkwardness” sticks around for the wedding day!

Noreen Turner Photography specializes in weddings and engagements through the Philadelphia, Delaware, South Jersey, and Bucks County areas. To inquire about an engagement session or wedding please complete the contact form here.