Juliana Laury Photography

Alex & Mike

Longwood Gardens Engagement

Philadelphia, PA


Juliana Laury Photography | Chester County, Lehigh Valley, and Montgomery County Wedding Photographer

You may notice that this post looks a little different than my previous portrait sessions, because this was my first ever collaboration with a couple who wanted to do a styled engagement session, and I think we knocked it out of the park together! Alex had such a fun and unique perspective about being behind the camera. She said, “We have never been professionally photographed together before, so why not take the opportunity to make some killer images that make us look great?” I was totally in. Our story board pulled from the location of Longwood Gardens (where Mike proposed!) mixed with inspiration from Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video, and of course hair, makeup, a gown and a tux and we were set! The new challenges really pushed me to make something different, and as an artist there is no better feeling than looking at the work and recognizing that it all came together in the end. Thank you Alex and Mike for inspiring me (and putting on some serious game faces as a hundred tourists passed by), thanks to my assistant Alex for assisting on this one by holding my lights, going by a code name to avoid confusion, and guiding the traffic of people all around us, and lastly thank you to that Longwood Gardens employee who could have kicked us out but didn’t. Teamwork makes the dream work, baby.

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