Liz and RP’s undeniable love for each other and Philadelphia inspired this charming session.  This couple started the day in Center City for some iconic photos on Broad Street, then they made their way to Old City for some shots along the off-beaten paths.  Mario Oliveto Photography captured their endless laughs, and we are smitten with this lovely duo!

How They Met

“We met our senior summer after high school in Wildwood. We had our first kiss on my 18th birthday, and now we’re here.”

“I love that RP makes me laugh every day. Even on my moodiest post-night shift days, he can always make me laugh.”

The Proposal

“We were at Bok Bar for RP’s sister’s birthday, and he handed me a card to sign. Only when I opened the card it wasn’t for his sister; it was a love note for me. After I read it, RP got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so sweet and unexpected. We have pictures and video of the moment all with the Philly skyline in the background. RP then took me to another bar where our closest family and friends were waiting to celebrate all night with us. It was perfect!”

Engagement Session Inspiration

“We are getting married in NJ so we won’t have pictures in Philly that day. We wanted to capture our love in the city that we love so much, and Mario did just that!”

Wedding Planning

“Yes! We have a short engagement, just over five months actually. So it has been busy, to say the least, but it really is exciting, and we have been enjoying making decisions together for our big day.”

Mario Oliveto Photography

“Mario is awesome. He made RP, and I feel so comfortable and directed us through all the awkwardness. He is so easy to work with and very personable. We can’t wait to work with Mario again on our wedding day!”


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