Sometimes the weather has a way of taking over a shoot completely, but that didn’t stop this couple from making the best of it. Alyssa and Jay had to schedule their engagement shoot on a particular weekend because they were coming all the way here from Washington state. The weekend of choice just happened to fall into the weekend of the huge blizzard. As one would expect, their flight was pushed back. While they were supposed to get here on Wednesday, they actually ended up arriving on Friday all thanks to Southwest Airlines.
We still were able to do the shoot and luckily it was really fun to photograph in the snow. Rebecca and I captured the moment as any photojournalists would, and were belly up into the show, covered head to toe looking for those perfect angles. Even Alyssa and Jay got cold and wet but that didn’t stop them from having a good time together. We went to Rittenhouse Square and right at the beginning of the shoot she slid down a snow bank. Unfortunately, the snow was the slightly wet kind and her jeans were soaked. Alyssa had such a good humor about her wet bottom in freezing temperatures that she gave out a huge laugh and let a mishap brighten her day. I guess you would need to have a good sense of humor about life quirkiness though, if your last name was Rosso and your fiancé’s was Ross.
Our next stop has been a staple in Philadelphia since it opened in 1892. Being a home to more than 80 merchants, the Reading Terminal Market is enjoyed by many. Alyssa and Jay love the market and picked up some cheesesteaks at Carmen’s Famous Italian Hoagies and Cheesesteaks, ice cream at Bassetts Ice Cream and produce at Iovine Brothers Produce.
Alyssa and Jay have been used to flexibility and treasuring every moment they have together. This weekend was no different. Jay is in the Army and we are incredibly grateful for the sacrifices that he and Alyssa must make for him to serve and protect this country. Being willing to be separated from your loved ones, no matter how far is difficult, but during wartime this sacrifice may be even more immense. All of us at JPG Photography thank you.
We can’t wait to shoot their wedding this June in Philadelphia.
The full event can be found on Pictage.