3 Perfect Philadelphia Surprise Proposal Locations

If you are visiting Philadelphia or if you are a local, there are many great spots to plan a surprise proposal or engagement session! Here are just three of our favorite options! If you are planning a proposal get in touch for detailed planning tips and advice!



Love Park officially know as John F. Kennedy Plaza is near City Hall in City Center Philadelphia. The park is nickname Love Park for it’s iconic sculpture. The sculpture is a great backdrop for a proposal and park area and City Hall just steps away make for great portrait locations! The park can be busy with tourist at times especially around the sculpture so planning for proposing during less busy times of day is ideal!


Independence Hall

This makes for great historical backdrop! There is plenty of grass area and pathways in front of Independence Hall to use. Independence Hall is the building where both the Declaration of Independence and the  Constitution were debated and adopted. There are park areas nearby that can be used for portraits afterwards. This spot works great to plan your proposal before or after a tour if you are visiting from out of town.


Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is a one block park that is a bit less touristy then the first two options. Especially during springtime this makes for a beautiful backdrop for a proposal or engagement. On occasion there can be markets or festivals happening in the park so be sure to look up to make sure no events conflict with your plans!


Surprise Proposal Photography includes detailed planning & advice, photography session to capture the proposal moment, portraits afterwards and your online gallery of your beautifully processed high resolution images delivered in less then 7 days. The online gallery is easy to share with friends and family! Jon Fleming Photography specializes in capturing couples love stories from the surprise proposal to the wedding day! Photography also offered for engagements, weddings, corporate events and head shots. Photo booth rentals are available for weddings and events!

Ask about our GIF/Boomerang digital photo booth!

Learn more about planning a surprise proposal or engagement session by using the contact form or emailing jonflemingphotography@gmail.com

Best Wedding Venues in Washington DC

Below is a list I have created of the many wedding & event venues in the Washington DC area including Maryland & Virginia. I have created this list over years of working at many venues in the area and created this post as a tool for engaged couples and event planners as a starting point in searching for a venue. I have photographed events at most of these on the list. Within this list are many types of venues including hotels, wineries, and unique spaces.


Longview Gallery:


The Hill Center

Watergate Hotel

Francis Hall

Jefferson Memorial

World War 1 Memorial


Dumbarton House

Carnegie Institute of Science

Baby Wale


The Loft at 600 F

National Union Building

Tudor Place

Hotel Palomar

Anderson House

Longview Gallery

Tool Box

Mansion on O Street

Georgetown Westin

Jospehine Butler Parks Center

The Old Ebbitt Grill

The Omni Shoreham

Four Seasons

Ritz Carlton Georgetown


Glenview Mansion: