Washington Square Park in Philadelphia holds a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband proposed to me. It’s where I’ve photographed countless wedding portraits. It’s where I’ve shot many engagement sessions. It’s where I’ve watched my husband teach his workshops. And in the fall of 2013 it’s where I photographed this bride and groom’s portraits together. Their wedding had taken place at the Artesano Iron Works in Manayunk, but we took their portraits right in the heart of Philadelphia. Washington Square Park is one of my favorite locations in all of Philadelphia because of it’s gorgeous backdrops and beautiful light at all times of the year. Park of Independence National Park, this nearly seven acres of green space is right in the heart of Center City. With your permit to take wedding portraits in the park you can choose from the Magnolia Garden, the 18th Century Garden, the Rose Garden, the Bishop White Garden, the lawn and south steps of the Second Bank of the United States, the front steps of the First Bank of the United States, Washington Square, and the south side of Carpenter’s Hall. This portrait was taken right in the heart of the Park, and you can see the popular Cescaphe venue, the Atrium at the Curtis Center, in the background. I love how the late-day light is streaming through the trees. I positioned the bride and groom right in that light, knowing that it would illuminate her veil and dress. I love the moment, that second right before the groom kisses the bride. This is one of my favorite portraits of 2013!Keywords: Curtis Center (12), philadelphia (120), Washington Square Park (3). 1/400; f/4.0; ISO 220; 200.0 mm.