Hi friends! If you keep up with me on Instagram (and especially on Insta Stories), you’ve probably seen that I’ve been traveling for the majority of January and February! I’ve been all over …. from coast to coast, and even to Canada! I’m finally back in Chicago and am excited about getting to share photos from all of these amazing places with you all.

Thanks to my amazing friends and clients, Leo and Sarah, I had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia for the first time to photograph their beautiful wedding day! I was able to come a few days early with my husband, Vince, so we could meet the family, location scout, explore the city with friends. I immediately fell in love with its rich history, gorgeous architecture, and their famous cheesesteaks! Below are some of my favorite sights from our trip!

Post office on 925 Chestnut St

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The reception for Leo and Sarah’s wedding day was held at the Ballroom at the Ben (left) so I loved walking past that while exploring! On the right, is the Liberty Bell.

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There were tons of little “mom and pop” shops like this on the streets of Philadelphia! You just don’t see tons of these anymore and it was fun to see!

Independence Mall

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Inside Congress Hall first court house philadelphiaindependence hall

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Below are some unedited photos from my iPhone that I took throughout our time in Philadelphia! I still love to document my travels with iPhone photos as well as the high quality photos that my Nikon provides. I prefer to only bring my camera to give my shoulders a break from the heaviness and when it’s raining or dark outside, so I hope you enjoy seeing them as well! We got to visit Reading Terminal Market, Elfreth’s Alley, the Rocky Steps, City Hall, and see so many other amazing sights! One of my favorites (and #1 goal while in Philadelphia) was to eat a cheesesteak at Tony Luke’s before we left for the airport! So good!

Have you been to Philadelphia? What did I miss?? I’d love your suggestions in case I’m ever back in the area!