If you’re looking for interesting engagement photo locations in Philadelphia then look no further! Photographer John Ryan’s marathon 4-hour engagement shoot is filled with some of the most popular date spots that Niyanta and Brendan have enjoyed since living in Philly. This couple share a love for the Avengers, exotic travel, great food and the Rolling Stones, but most of all are a fusion of two fun and quirky personalities!
How They Met
On a blind date via OkCupid 5 years ago. I was in grad school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brendan worked for Herzing University. We went to see Dave Chappelle on our first date. The rest has been a happy blur.
Niyanta shares what she loves most about Brendan, “His love of music, comedy, road trips, science, and dinosaurs. His empathy and sense of fairness. And our shared fandom for Neil deGrasse Tyson.”
“We took a cooking class at Scarpetta earlier this year and loved this restaurant in Rittenhouse. Se he took me to dinner the night before my birthday at Scarpetta and proposed over dinner!”
Engagement Session Inspiration
“I moved to the Philadelphia area in 2018 and Brendan followed last year. We’ve been nomads over the last decade moving places/countries for jobs, schools etc. particularly me, which we love. We like to adopt the place where we live and make it our own. City hall, the art museum, the Franklin Institute are all places we’ve been to on dates or with friends over the past year so they have happy memories for us. The magic gardens are on our list for how quirky they seem which feels like us. Also it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t add a new place to explore to our list of places we visited for this shoot. If we do manage to get a picture with a dinosaur or science exhibit I and therefore you will get a lot of points for that because it’s high on Brendan’s list.”
“We got engaged just a few days ago so not quite yet. Although we’ve discussed a few specifics before and we’ve been filing away ideas we like! We will probably get married in City Hall in the spring of 2020. A smaller intimate celebration with a few friends and family. We will have slightly bigger weddings in the US and in India in 2021.”
J & J Studios
“Working with John Ryan was simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!”
Vendor | Photography: J&J Studios