Engagement sessions are meant to capture your special connection with your partner.  Cory and Sammy are seemingly as naturally connected as possible for their shoot, and it’s oh-so-charming.  Longwood Gardens was the perfect location for this couple to relish in nature and simply let love grow.  Magdalena Studios gracefully captured every part of this day and the stunning visuals show us just how beautiful this couple is together.  More love, joy, and more behind-the-scenes details from the couple below.

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How They Met:
“It’s weird that Cory and I never met before we did because we share the same group of friends, but timing is everything. We met at a mutual friend’s house. I thought he was so cute, but I didn’t think he would be interested in me. We ended up talking the whole night, creating a secret crush on one another. We didn’t exchange phone numbers, but would try to see each other by hanging out with our friends, in hope that the other would be there. One night after hanging out, Cory texted me and we never stopped talking since then.”
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
“There is nothing not to love about Cory. He is logical and understanding. He is caring and always puts others before himself. He is supportive and uplifting with everything and has been my rock for over five years. He makes me laugh and I love that we can be our silly selves together.”
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
The Proposal:
“Cory proposed to me on his birthday. We were having a back yard BBQ with some friends and family. The sun was setting and he wanted to get a photo of us. When every one started taking our picture, I knew something was going on. Then I realized Cory was in front of me on one knee.”
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement

Engagement Session Inspiration:

“I am a flower child, and Longwood Gardens is one of my favorite places to explore. I knew wherever we had our photos taken, we were going to be around flowers.”
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Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Wedding Planning Experience:
“I started planning a little after we got engaged. I am doing all of the planning on my own, but I am enjoying it. There is a lot more that goes into a wedding than I  could have ever imagined, but it’s fun and I enjoy working with local businesses.”
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement
Botanical Love Engagement at Longwood Gardens Magdalena Studios Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Philadelphia Engagement

Engagement Session Experience:

 “Working with Magi is amazing. She is incredibly helpful, sweet, and deals with all of my emails. Especially for our engagement photo shoot because I was so nervous, but she made me feel comfortable, beautiful, and I didn’t care if people were watching (usually I would run away). I couldn’t ask for more from Magi.”

Vendors | Photography: Magdalena Studios | Venue: Longwood Gardens

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