Philadelphia is truly one of the most photogenic cities, brimming with rich history, our city is the perfect setting for iconic photographs.  Swapna and Mark went on a Philly adventure for their lovely engagement session beautifully captured by Sachi Anand Photography.  This couple stopped at some of Philadelphia’s most popular photo destinations and their session was truly phenomenal.  These engagement photos have excellent details at every angle, making this photo session classically Philadelphia!

Broad St./City Hall

The Avenue of Arts is one of the most popular locations because its centralized in the heart of the city, with Philadelphia’s City Hall right in the backdrop!

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Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park is a newer addition to our city, but it’s bursting with amazing photo moments!  Couples can take advantage of the flowing fountains, lavish lawns and amazing transparent structure that leads to our Septa trains.

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The Philadelphia LOVE Sign

Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE sign is perfect for lovely photos!  The LOVE sign is currently residing at Dilworth Park, but its common home is Philly’s Love Park (which is currently getting a new makeover), but another version of the sign can be found at Franklin Square Park as well.

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Kelly Drive

Kelly Drive is chuck full of amazing photo opportunities with its towering fountains, lush gardens, and unique walkways that surround the Schuylkill river!

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The Philadelphia Art Museum

The ever so popular Philadelphia Art Museum serves as a pretty awesome backdrop for photos, simply for its amazing architecture, and the incredible view of the city in the background!

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Meet Swapna and Mark

How they met: “The first time we met was in college, at the University of the Sciences. We became good friends since the day we met and it took a while before we actually started dating. (That’s a whole another story!)”

How he proposed: “Mark has always been enamored with music so he found it fitting to propose to me via a song he had written. He had a very talented friend record the song and had set up a staged open-mic show for us to attend. The night of, I sat in awe as I not only watched his friend go up to sing this song Mark had written, but saw a video to accompany it that had all of our close family and friends holding up lyrics to the song. As if that was not enough, as the song came to an end, everyone who was in the video walked in to witness Mark pop the question and celebrate our love! This is the actual video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0cr_e0zM4

What do you love most about Philadelphia? The food! We look for any excuse to visit Philly because we know we can stop by our favorite spots.

What was your inspiration behind your engagement session? “Philly was the city that birthed our friendship and more importantly our love. We wanted to pay homage to the city that took us in during our first chapter together. During our shoot we were able to reminiscence through our own memories we had at those locations.”

Wedding planning:”We have a date – that counts right? We have just about a year left so we are getting organized with what we need to do in the coming months. So far we don’t want to rip each others heads off, albeit we have been warned it’s coming.”


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