We’re falling in love with Chelsea and Matt’s charming engagement session.  The rustic scenery at the Mahoney private farm estate in Lansdale, PA befittingly set the mood for these lovely photos.  C + M have spent endless moments at the property, so it was a no-brainer when choosing their engagement location.  As the couple began the day they enjoyed a glass of wine with a customized label that read “Chelsea, will you marry me?”  HOW CUTE!?  As the relished in their love for the remainder of the day, they included their super adorable pup for some pretty cute candids.  Alison Leigh Photography captured all of the merriment that befell on this lovely day, and all of the gracefulness from this shoot is ready to be swooned over below!


From the Photographer, Alison Leigh Photography: “The engagement session was held at a gorgeous small private farm estate. The property was perfect for playing with their dog and a few horses owned by a close family friend. We started off the session sipping red wine from a bottle that replicated the same wine bottle and label Matt used to propose to Chelsea on a vineyard last year. During our time together we strolled around the farm in a beautiful field, played with their energetic pup, and then walked around the farm with the owner’s horse stabled at the estate.”

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Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors

Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors

How They Met

“We met back in 2009 when I was a football manager, and it was during Two-A-Days! At first, I thought he was just this shy boy. It wasn’t until 2010 when we started dating, and I realized that there was something extra special about him.”
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
“If I would have to choose just one trait that I love about Matt, it would be his humor. No matter what we are doing or who we are with, he knows how to make everyone laugh!”
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors

The Proposal

“Matt knew I wanted to go to a wine tasting for quite some time, so he surprised me the day after my birthday with a wine tasting at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery. We enjoyed the day together, and towards the end, we each purchased a bottle to take home… it just so happened that my bottle had a very important question on it! After we enjoyed our time at the winery, we went to eat at  Chick-fil-A, and I would say it was a pretty perfect day!”
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Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
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Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors

Engagement Session Inspiration

“I love little details, and I love earthy tones mixed with a classic rustic feel. I wanted to share our story at a place that meant something to us. The Mahoney’s home is where Matt spent most weekends with his best friend, who is also named Matt. From their backyard, to the barn and of course the horses, their property is beautiful, and we cannot thank them enough for letting us enjoy it for our photos.”
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Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors

Wedding Planning

“Since we have been engaged, planning has been great! We both decided on a longer engagement so we could enjoy the experience of planning our special day! We have the venue, florist, photographer, entertainment, etc. Now it is just the little details that need attention.”
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Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors
Rustic Farm Engagement Session by Alison Leigh Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Blog Venues Vendors

Alison Leigh Photography

“Ali is amazing, I had already felt comfortable around her, but she knew how to make Matt feel comfortable too. She knows what she is doing, from poses to lighting, to our outfit changes, she was great through it all. I could not be happier with how our engagement photos came out, and I cannot wait for the wedding photos!”

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