Laura & Colin | Rodin Museum Spring Engagement

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I have the BEST couples! One of my favorite parts of the Wedding Experience is the engagement session. We get more uninterrupted time together than on the wedding day and its really where I get to know our couples. I love it. This engagement session around the Rodin Museum and Barnes Foundation was the perfect spring engagement session. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without the most adorable pup AND a visit to the cafe where Laura and Colin had their first date!

How They Met & The Proposal

Just before Christmas a few years ago, Laura and Colin met through a mutual friend. They easily decided to go on a first date shortly thereafter at the Rose Tattoo Cafe. It was so cold that night that Laura almost cancelled the date!! When it was time for them to take the next big step, Colin planned a weekend away for them to hike and enjoy the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They went for a drive on the famous Skyline Drive, which ended up being PACKED. Eventually Colin found a parking lot and they followed a trail for a hike. After a little while Laura suggested they turn around because it was cold and not the most scenic. That was the moment Colin decided to make it a little more exciting of a hike and got down on one knee! Laura didn’t even let him finish before she had the ring on her finger. Since they were in the mountains, they didn’t have any cell reception and were able to truly just soak it all in as they visited a few wineries.

Their Rodin Museum Spring Engagement

Leading up to Laura and Colin’s engagement session I was just hoping that they’d bring their fluffy pup Pete along. I never had a dog growing up so any time I get to snuggle one, I’m in heaven! Laura and Colin love walking Kelly Drive together and experience all that Philly restaurants have to offer. They got their pup Pete on New Years Day so they’ve been adjusting to life with a pup. Although Laura had dogs growing up, like me, Colin never had a dog! They’ve happily reported that they have been loving life with a pup :) We wandered around the outside of the Rodin Museum and found one of the last trees in bloom! We ended the session nearly in the dark, at the cafe where they had their first date! It felt very fitting to capture a few photos where it all started :) 

Engaged Couple Embraces under Blooming Tree near Rodin Museum

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