I have never been asked to photograph and surprise wedding…to be honest I never knew it was something that could actually be pulled off. Cortney and Tim planned for a year to surprise their closest friends and family with a night to remember. The University of Penn holds a special place in their love story, so they chose the Hall of Flags as the location of an engagement party that in actuality was a ruse to gather their closest people and surprise them with their wedding. After 5 minutes of meeting these guys, hearing the story of what brought them to this very day, I knew it would be something very special. The day did not disappoint. I have photographed hundreds of weddings and have never been so touched by the speeches ( a little bit roast, and a whole lot of love and humor wrapped up in one). The love that surrounds them, the maybe sometimes winding and long path that brought them together was clearly very intentionally set out for these two.