Stephen & Alissa’s Gorgeous Penn State Engagement Session



July 29, 2020

In case you didn’t know, Baby I’m crazy ’bout you, and I would be lying if I said that I could live this life without you. Even though I don’t tell you all the time, you had my heart a long, long time ago, in case you didn’t know…”

Brett Young

It’s such a special day when we get to photograph couples we know! Alissa and Stephen are part of our church family here in Bellefonte, and they are 100% the sweetest couple! Not only is Alissa a talented hair stylist, but she has a great eye for fashion too. Don’t they look incredible?!

Where we live, the Centre County Grange Fair is a huge tradition for many of the families who have deep roots in our hometown. The tents where people gather, stay the night, or simply enjoy food and fun with friends are often passed on through generations. Knowing how important the Grange Fair is to Alissa and her family, Stephen proposed in front of her family’s tent with a cute sign and a gorgeous ring. She said yes, and they began planning a wedding for fall of this year!

We met up at one of our most photographed spots here in State College for a session full of laughs, perfect lighting, and an incredible amount of fun! Old Main provides so much stately elegance that it’s perfect for more formal attire while the Arboretum with its colors, whimsical nooks, and pretty flowers attracts a more playful, casual vibe! We are 100% obsessed with how this session turned out, and we can’t wait to celebrate with them in October!

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