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Being in love is not always magical, it takes work and effort from both partners. That’s why it’s important to acknowledge the milestones taken together! Courtney and Isaac’s anniversary session celebrates the love that persists and will continue to persist between them. Courtney’s fuchsia ensemble is striking; it simply adds a pop of color to this a-session that was shot in the subtle streets of Old City. & we can’t forget to mention how dapper her beau Isaac is, who holds her as if he never wants to let go. This sweet duo appears incandescent as the sunlight reflects off of them, but you can’t deny that they are already beaming with the brightest joy!  Aaren Lee, captured the most beautiful shots and we can’t thank her enough for sharing this amazing anniversary session with us! Keep scrolling to see why we LOVE C+I!

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From the Photographer: “Courtney and Isaac have the stuff that dreams are made of, folks.  Blame it on my own first anniversary passing on Sunday, but I think anniversary sessions are my new favorite thing.  Seriously- there’s no pressure for save the dates, no striving for perfection on a wedding day- it’s just pure joy after making it through one of the easiest and hardest milestones of learning, growing and loving your new spouse without the obligation to perform.  Perfect recipe for stress-free chemistry, I’d say.  If you’re a photographer in the tri-state area and had to postpone sessions or dodge between the rain drops for most of June, chances are you’ve been praying for a relatively rain-free July.  Me too.

Courtney and Isaac were grabbers of the tail-end of that brief, but wet rainy season and weren’t strangers to my “we’re going to have to play this one by ear” email.  As much as it pained me to postpone their session not one, but two times due to thunderstorms, there was a silver lining.  You see, after a cloudy e-session and a rainy wedding day, all they really wanted was sun.  Little did they know that I was in the perfect mood to break my own rule of always shooting when it’s dry and wait for a sunny day myself.  So we waited (and we definitely prayed).  And last Thursday, despite our session beginning with a few unexpected clouds, the golden glow soon followed and created just what we were all hoping for…sun, sun and more SUN!!

We started off near Betsy Ross’s home on Elfreth’s Alley right in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia.  From there, we explored a 4 block radius looking for texture, color and anything that would give them the “City feel”.  I am pretty sure that our mission was accomplished!  :)”

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