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By Lauren Fair Photography

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I’m Jill, a wedding photographer based in New Jersey — and I’m so excited that you’re here! Follow along with the blog to get a glimpse into the heart behind my work.

Manayunk Philadelphia Engagement | Julia & JT

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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This engagement session was my first time shooting in Philly! Sweet Julia and JT live together in the heart of Manayunk, a charming Philadelphia neighborhood full of bars, restaurants, and parks. I had never been before, and I absolutely loved it!

Like so many of my couples, Julia & JT are high school sweethearts! As Julia tells it…

“We actually had a mutual class and somewhat knew each other (he sat behind me and would throw pencils towards me so I’d lean over to get them and he could read my name off my paper!). JT ended up transferring to a private school, but my best friend and his former hockey team stat girl set us up.”

These two have now been together for a little over seven and a half years!

“The first time we were both single and I got to actually hang out with just him, I specifically remember saying in my head, “This one is going to hurt so badly when it ends — I hope this one doesn’t end.” I had only just turned 17 and he was 16!”

JT proposed this past September, and Julia’s unique engagement ring has such a special story.

“I am super into vintage clothing and even used to have my own online vintage store. On April 15th, 2021 (our anniversary), I was on TikTok while he was getting ready for our yearly dinner plans. I saw this absolutely gorgeous ring on a vintage jewelers Tik’s Tok and instantly knew it needed to be mine.”

And JT made Julia’s dream ring a reality!

Together these two love playing with their adorable pup, Banksie, exploring new coffee shops, and anything and everything hockey-related. I am SO excited for their wedding next October at St. Catharine’s and The Breakers in Spring Lake, NJ!

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