I honestly didn’t think I was going to get a holiday session in this year, so when Caitlin and Ryan asked me to come with them to Dilworth Park in Philly to visit the cute holiday market and ice skating rink, I was so dang excited!! Caitlin and Ryan were so in sync with each other and were just so adorable from minute one! They really embraced the chilly weather like TOTAL champs, and I seriously was losing my mind over how cute they are and how EASY they were to photograph! The holiday market was a bit busy and crowded, but Caitlin and Ryan weren’t bothered at all by the audience! They totally ignored all the outsiders, and instead, were fully present with each other. There were so many beautiful and magical moments to watch between them!
Caitlin and Ryan snuggled up beneath the Christmas lights, grabbed some coffees, and explored everything from the skating rink and the carousel to the surrounding city streets, and oh my DANG, did they make Philly look GOOD! Woot woot! What I loved most about their session though, was that they wanted to end it at a bar to grab some beers. We ended up shooting there for a bit and then just enjoyed a drink together after!
Caitlin says that Ryan totally knew she had a crush on him back in high school! But it wasn’t until almost 6 years later that Ryan pursued Caitlin and asked her out! During their first date, they reconnected and caught each other up on the last 6 years of their lives. After that night, Caitlin says that everything came very easily for them and their relationship ended up moving pretty quickly! She says, “Our first vacation together was 6 months in, we moved in at a year and a half and now we’re engaged AF.”
When Ryan proposed to Caitlin, she had NO idea! Ryan says that Caitlin said yes before he was even able to get any words out because she was just so excited and surprised! Afterwards, they spent the afternoon drinking beers, calling family and friends, and making plans for the future!
Thank you SO much for inviting me to join you two for some sweet holiday activities! I’m so happy that I was able to do a holiday session for you two and it was so nice getting to connect with you as we grabbed drinks afterward. You both are so incredibly driven, thoughtful, and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G humans who really know how to have a great time! I am so pumped for your Scotland Run wedding next November! It’s without a doubt going to be one for the books! Love you, lovebirds! <3