Broad Street Market Engagement Session

On the Street

July 2024. Kalie and Jesse

Broad Street Market Engagement Session Photos

Jesse and Kalie met up with Courtney and I on the sidewalk in front of Midtown Scholar Bookstore around 1pm on a bright sunny summer day. We decided to use this space to take a few shots and get warmed up. It was hot and the sun cast hard shadows which wasn’t casting the most flattering light for portraits so we used a a soft box and off camera flash (AD-300pro) to help even out the harsh shadows. All of these images were shot with a Sony camera body and 35mm lens. We shot in a few different locations including in and outside of the market, and took a small detour into to Midtown Scholar Books. (:

Engagement Photos at the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, PA

“Established in 1860, the Broad Street Market holds the title of the oldest continuously operated market house in the United States. Today, it remains a vibrant hub, offering a rich cultural experience with a diverse selection of fresh food, a variety of people, and the lively atmosphere of city life. Conveniently situated at North Third and Verbeke Streets in Harrisburg, the market also provides ample parking for visitors.” 


Broad Street Market Engagement Session Photos
Broad Street Market Engagement Session Photos

Engagement Pictures in Midtown Scholar Bookstore

“In 2001, when Catherine Lawrence and husband Eric Papenfuse (now Mayor Papenfuse) opened The Midtown Scholar Bookstore, more than a few residents of Harrisburg’s Midtown neighborhood raised their eyebrows… But by 2009, the store had become a major catalyst for change in the neighborhood and had moved from an old post office into a series of interconnected buildings, one of them a 1920s-era cinema. Today, The Midtown Scholar has become a veritable marketplace of ideas, an exceptional bookstore with a coffee bar to boot. Come for the literature, stay for the conversation.”

-Carson VAUGHAN, Travel + Leisure, January 27, 2017

Pictures of Engagement session at the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Inside Broad Street Market

In the early morning hours of July 10, 2023, a fire sparked inside the Broad Street Market’s main brick building. Within minutes, the building was destroyed, and the lives of dozens of staff and vendors, including the community as a whole, changed instantly. The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire determined in its initial investigation the fire to have started accidentally by an electrical issue with a fan. Local leaders including Governor Shapiro and Mayor Williams vowed to work together to rebuild the brick building. In the mean time, the displaced vendors use a temporary tent structure to conduct business with the community.

Broad Street Market Engagement Session Photos

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