posted by Joseph Gidjunis on February 10, 2016 Return to Engagements

Kelly & Ian’s Winterfest Philadelphia Engagement

Penn’s Landing has transformed its riverfront into a winter-wonderland at Winterfest, and Philadelphia engagement photographers at JPG were delighted to capture Kelly and Ian’s portraits amidst all the fun. The event includes an olympic-sized ice skating rink, a ski chalet-style lodge, and a variety of holiday trees that give the scene a rustic, mountain vibe. It was an idyllic location to document Kelly and Ian on a perfect winter date.

A couple of perks to approaching any shoot through a photojournalistic lens is that it not only gives rise to a greater variety of images, but also allows clients to relax without the stress of excessive posing. With Kelly and Ian, we were able to catch playful, candid moments on the ice rink as well as cozy intimate images of the pair snuggling in the ski lodge.  We wrapped up with some classic images in front of City Hall. In photojournalism, we take a step back from directing, and allow our clients to simply be themselves and their personalities shine.

After the couple received their images, Kelly sent us the following testimonial:

“Joe, I LOVE the pictures!! They came out great. We look so relaxed and natural. Especially Ian. These are the best pictures that I’ve ever seen of him. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites. It was really hard to decide. I hardly ever like pictures that I’m in, and Ian never likes pictures he’s in, so I don’t think I can adequately express how happy these make us. After 10 years together, we have ZERO pics of us in the house, and now we’re having a hard time narrowing it down. Thank you so much!!”

This is the kind of feedback we strive for always. Fun and relaxed shoots capturing real moments is our forte. We are so looking forward to hundreds more on Kelly and Ian’s big day.



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Photographers on this Shoot

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