Nikki + Dale
revolution house, old city, philadelphia
Nikki and Dale were only in Philadelphia for a couple days to do the tasting for their wedding next Spring, but they made it a priority to fit their engagement session in while they were here. And boy am I glad they did! These two were so much fun to shoot with and they looked so good! Nikki and Dale live in Canada, but they’re planning for their wedding here at Parque next May. Amid all of the stress of planning a wedding internationally, these two took a couple hours to enjoy each other as we walked about Old City. We started our session at a place that was symbolic of their relationship. When the two first met, they were in Mexico on separate bachelor/bachelorette parties. Nikki lived in New York, and Dale lived in Canada. Regardless of the obvious difficulties of starting a long distance relationship, after their trip to Mexico, Dale flew into New York the next week to see Nikki. And as they say, the rest was history.
While they were dating, they would visit different bars and beer gardens, so photographing at a place that resembled that part of their relationship was so meaningful to them. We chose to start at the Revolution House in Old City, Philadelphia. They took a couple shots of tequila, a nod to Mexico, and had fun chilling at the bar and on the old leather couch. Right from the beginning I could tell these two fit perfectly in each others’ arms. They were so comfortable in front of the camera and effortlessly showed off their true connection.
After spending some time at the bar and a quick outfit change, we walked around Old City stopping at some of the most beautiful buildings in Philadelphia. For the second half of our shoot, Nikki wore a stunning burgundy gown that glowed in the afternoon sunlight. We walked over to the Merchant’s Exchange Building and then to the Second National Bank just as the sun was starting to get a little low in the sky. I loved every moment of capturing Nikki and Dale’s love and I cannot wait to do it again on their wedding day!