Old City Philadelphia Engagement Session | Leigh & Pete

Last year, I photographed Leigh and Pete’s Old City Philadelphia Engagement Session. We began their engagement session at the location of their first date –  Mission Taqueria and we ended their session in Old City Philadelphia at the Merchant Exchange Building and the 18th Century Garden. Not only was the location of their first date included in their engagement session, but their adorable pup, Bodie was included as well!

Leigh and Pete first met in high school. He played lacrosse at a nearby school and was friends with some of Leigh’s friends so she would see him around. They reconnected on Hinge many years later and hit it right off. Leigh knew very early on that Pete was the one, their relationship blossomed very fast and she had a gut feeling about Pete. She truly feels like they were meant to reconnect when they did.

Engaged on 07/12/2021, the proposal from Leigh: “We had just gotten home from a weekend in upstate New York for Pete’s Dad’s wedding. It was a Monday of all days, so I had no idea. We were going to our local hangout spot with our little pup and when I came downstairs to head out, he had our favorite song playing and got down on one knee. I cried a lot and we still went out, and Pete had both of our families, friends and coworkers all waiting at the bar to surprise me.”

Leigh says that Pete is the most caring and loving person she knows, he has the biggest heart and she loves the way he loves her and others around him. He is such a family man and that makes her excited for their future together.

When these two aren’t planning their modern Renault Winery wedding, they love binge watching tv shows, they love their dog and taking him out, traveling and just being together make them happy. Once married their dreams include children and staying in the city for now and moving to the suburbs eventually. They both love to travel, so that would be ideal as well.

Any advice for future couple’s planning?

Enjoy the engagement! Wedding planning can be stressful so make sure you still make time for each other

And finally, what are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?

Getting to finally marry Pete and celebrating with our family and friends (& dancing all night).

Leigh had her hair done by Lori at Elite Hair Designs!

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