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A Surprise Proposal At Longwood Gardens

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A Surprise Proposal at Longwood Gardens

We are so excited to share this sweet day with Sam & Chau! Sam planned a surprise engagement for his love, Chau, at Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens is a gorgeous botanical garden venue in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Everywhere you look on the grounds is absolutely stunning!

The planning started when Sam reached out to our team with his idea. We chatted over the phone planning how things would go during the proposal! The plan was to tell Chau that her family had scheduled a family portrait session at the gardens. When the couple got there, Kelee greeted them and asked if they wanted a few portraits of just the two of them while waiting for the other family members to arrive. They picked a blooming courtyard and the rest was all natural! Sam got down on one knee and popped the question. Chau was so surprised and of course, extremely excited! Scroll for her reaction!

The rest of the time was spent exploring the Longwood Gardens grounds, through the conservatory and gardens. It’s always a pleasure shooting there because you really can’t go wrong with any location! If you’re looking for an engagement photo location near Philadelphia, you need to check it out. And of course, if you’re in need of an engagement photographer in Philadelphia, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us here and let’s get planning!

For more love at Longwood Gardens, check out Melisa & Jon’s Longwood Gardens engagement session! For some pretty garden wedding inspiration, check out this Garden Wedding at Elms Bank, Massachusetts!

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