Sunday, February 14, 2021

Melissa + Chris • WoodsEdge Farm Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

This was such a fun session! 
Melissa and Chris chose to have their engagement photos taken at their wedding venue, WoodsEdge Farm in Stockton, New Jersey. It was such a great idea to scout the grounds and practice a few poses before their wedding day. And the best part? Well, we got to hang out with the llamas! 
This totally got me excited for their big day!
Here is their love story and a few of my favorites from their session. 

How they met

'We met in June of 2013 after initially meeting on Tinder. We first met in Manhattan’s East Village at The Cube, a sculpture located in Astor Place and a big landmark that made it easy to find each other. We were having such a great conversation that we walked in circles around the East Village, passing our destination several times.'

The proposal

'On January 19, 2019, we had planned to go into the city to go to the East Village and revisit some of our favorites bars and restaurants from when we were first dating. There was a state of emergency going into effect that night for an impending snowstorm but Chris was adamant that we would be back home before the weather turned so we stuck with our plan. He parked his car in a garage in the East Village and as we walked to the restaurant I thought we were going to, we passed the Cube at Astor Place where we first met and Chris proposed. I was in complete shock and immediately started sobbing happy tears. There were only a handful of people around because of the snowstorm but a stranger on the street shared a couple of photos she took when she realized what was happening. I remember it was so cold but we just kept walking in circles around the East Village like our first date but this time we were calling friends and family to share our good news. '

Melissa & Chris got married in October 2020 at WoodsEdge Farm. 
I cannot wait to share their beautiful wedding day!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Kaitlyn + Tim • Hoboken Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Cobblestone streets and some of the best Manhattan views! 
Kaitlyn and Tim chose Hoboken for their engagement session because this is where they first met and where they both used to live. 
We took a stroll down cobblestone streets to the waterfront and then back to the park nearby Kaitlyn's old apartment. It was so nice to get to know them, their love story, and the details of their fall wedding. 

How they met

'We met on a dating app, Bumble. We were both living in Hoboken at the time and decided to grab drinks at Cooper’s Union. Tim was late despite only living only a block from the bar leaving
Kait feeling rather skeptical. When he finally arrived, the two of us engaged in such effortless banter, which derailed us both off our traditional first date scripts. Everything, from day one, was unlike every other dateeither of us had been on. I guess you could say the rest is history.'

The Proposal 

'Tim knew he was going to propose right as the country was locking down in March. As a
result of the pandemic, he had to hold on to his “secret” for several months despite being couped up in a One-bedroom condo with Kait and her relentless detective skills. Once the time came to finally pop the
Question, Tim informed Kait’s best friends and the told Kait that we should have dinner in Hoboken since The restaurants were open again and we hadn’t been there in a while. Kait decided to invite her best Friends out to dinner since we had not seen them recently. They quickly agreed to dinner plans. Kait
Was under the impression that she had set the whole night up, while Tim was pulling strings in the back-
Ground with Kait’s friends to lure her out to the Pier right before the skies opened up for a torrential
Summer thunderstorm. Tim popped the question, Kait said “yes” and we sprinted back inside before the Rain.'

Congratulations, Kaitlyn & Tim! 
I cannot wait for your wedding day this November! 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Rachel + Greg • LBI Beach Minimony • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

2020 was one interesting year, to say the least! So many couples had to postpone their wedding, some more than once. A few of them, like Rachel and Greg, decided to hold a small ceremony in 2020 and their big wedding in 2021. 
Their beach minimony was absolutely beautiful and so romantic! 

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Rachel and Greg met during college at Rutgers University.

The Proposal

Greg told Rachel they were going to brunch at the Boathouse in Central Park for one of his coworker's going away party. While walking through the park (and after taking a very roundabout route) Greg got down on one knee and proposed! Rachel was in complete shock and so confused that there was no brunch or going away party! They came back to Hoboken, called their friends and family, and the two of them enjoyed a lovely brunch at a local spot.

On the weekends, you will find them cooking new recipes, trying new wines from around the world, or watching whatever sports are in season. They both love the Yankees, tailgating for Rutgers football games, and binge watching Breaking Bad for the millionth time.

Rachel says that Greg is always doing something: whether it's planning their next trip, making an excel spreadsheet to organize their lives, or rearranging their furniture for better feng shui. He always encourages her to have fun and live her best life. Greg is constantly surprising Rachel with her favorite snacks, flowers and notes that make each day brighter.

Greg says that Rachel is his biggest cheerleader. She knows he can succeed in anything that he puts his mind to and she continues to push him to be the best version of himself. She just makes him a better person.

One word to describe them as a couple- Team

Congratulations, Rachel & Greg! 
I am so excited for your big celebration this summer!