I’m almost positive I squealed a little bit when Annie first mentioned having their engagement session at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA. My first visit to the SteelStacks was back in college and I can remember being in awe of the huge structures (seriously, GIANT, you guys!) and the history surrounding them. I love photographing my couples in unique places that are special to them!

We had the most perfect fall day for Annie + Eric’s session! The golden light and unique architecture surely didn’t disappoint.

After we finished up at the SteelStacks, we drove over to Monocacy Creek and took a few photos down by the water before we ran out of sunlight 🙂 I’m so excited to share their images with you today!

Congratulations, Annie + Eric! I can’t wait for your wedding next year!

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They say that October is to photographers what April is to accountants! This month has been filled with incredible engagement sessions for my sweet 2018 couples…. and today I’m so excited for you to meet one of those couples, Heather + Joe!

When I called Heather to chat after she first inquired, she told me all about how she and Joe first met. The pair both swiped right on Tinder, and had their first date at Blue Wasabi in Madison! Being no stranger to Madison, I was excited when she told me that they wanted to have their session in the downtown area. Madison is such a quaint town with so much history and charm, and it is especially beautiful this time of year!

I loved watching Heather + Joe have FUN in front of the camera! At one point, I walked across the street to photograph them in front of the (huge!) Hartley Dodge Memorial building, and I watched Joe twirl and dip Heather for a kiss. SO sweet!

Congratulations on your engagement, Heather + Joe! Enjoy some of my favorites from their session!!!

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I had such a great time with Veronica and Andrew during our engagement session this past weekend! We met up at Rutgers and decided to start our session at Demarest Hall, where it all began! Veronica and Andrew met on move in day during their freshman year of college and ended up living on the same floor. They were involved in all sorts of campus activities together! They officially started dating during their senior year of college, and the rest is history!

Rutgers was the perfect spot for their session. After taking photos at Demarest we walked over to Old Queens and the Voorhees Mall area of campus. The architecture was amazing and made for the most perfect backdrop for their photos!

Since Veronica and Andrew are one of the sweetest couples ever, they invited me to have dinner with them at a brewery in downtown New Brunswick. It was so great to chat with them about their wedding and learn more about them as a couple! I truly do have the best clients ever!

Congratulations, Veronica and Andrew! I can’t WAIT for your wedding!!!

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Lauren + Simon flew all the way in from California for their engagement session last week! They decided that they wanted to have their session at Larchmont Manor Park in New York, which made for the most amazing backdrop for all of their photos. Any day spent near the water is a good day in my book — but we had the most incredible golden hour and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!

When I first spoke to Lauren + Simon on the phone a couple of months ago, I knew that they were going to be so much fun to work with. We talked about Lauren’s wedding dress, the overall vision for their wedding day, and their proposal story. They told me that as they had finished packing up their apartment on moving day, Simon asked Lauren to check their “everything drawer” one last time. Little did she know that there was a ring waiting for her in the drawer! It was completely unexpected, and so sweet.

Congratulations on your engagement, Lauren + Simon! I can’t wait for your wedding next year!

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I couldn’t have been more excited when Lauren told me that she and her fiance, Frankie, wanted to have their engagement session in Spring Lake, NJ. Having a photo session in Spring Lake was on my summer bucket list, and I’m SO thankful that I finally got to check it off  a couple of weeks ago with this sweet couple!

I had such a wonderful time photographing Lauren and Frankie. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful beach day! They were such troopers and climbed out on top of the slippery jetties (I seriously had NO idea how slippery they could be!) and jumped right into the water later on in our session. I love when my couples are so willing and excited to do adventurous things!

Congratulations on your engagement, Lauren and Frankie! I’m so excited to share these photos with you today. Enjoy some of my favorites from our session!

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When I first read Felicia’s inquiry, it made me giggle! I have a question on my website that asks, “how did you hear about me?” and Felicia’s response was “your mom!”. Being the social butterfly that my mom is, I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised. She had met Felicia in a local store, fell in love with her beautiful engagement ring, and passed my name along to her (moms are just the best!).

Felicia and Bryan were SUCH troopers and met me at sunrise for their engagement session. This was my first time shooting at sunrise, and it certainly won’t be my last! The morning light is so unbelievably beautiful, and my absolute favorite images from their session are the ones that are drenched in sunlight.

I had such a wonderful time getting to know Felicia and Bryan. I felt like we laughed our way through the entire session! They were total posing pros and so comfortable with each other in front of the camera.

Congratulations on your engagement, Felicia and Bryan! It was such a joy to photograph you both.

I’m so excited to share some of my favorites (I seriously have SO many!!!) from their engagement session with you today!

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I’m so excited to be featuring my good friend Jen and her boyfriend Ryan on the blog today! Session swaps with photographer friends are always the best. I met up with Jen and Ryan (can’t forget about Lily, too!) at The Cross Garden Estates in Bernardsville, NJ. Talk about a hidden gem! I had never been there before, and it turned out to be such a perfect session location. I couldn’t get over the huge grassy fields and beautiful gardens! I’ll definitely be visiting again soon.

I first met Jen through The Rising Tide Society about a year and a half ago. Not only is she an incredibly talented photographer (click here to see her work), but she is also one of the kindest souls you’ll ever meet. She’s always there to lend a hand and offer her suggestions and advice with full transparency. I couldn’t be more grateful for our friendship!

Getting to spend the evening with Jen and Ryan was so much fun. I loved watching them laugh together, run through the open fields, and chase their adorable puppy, Lily. They had me laughing through the entire session! Auburn hair, navy lace dress, the cutest couple around, and an overgrown field at sunset…. all of the things that make for photographer heaven 🙂 Check out some of my favorites below!

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If we’re being honest, I may have squealed a little bit when I signed onto Facebook a few months ago and saw that Caitlin was engaged! Caitlin and I met a few years ago back in college where we were both members of the Orientation Committee (YAY Mighty OC!). We were placed in the same squad and spent the week (before the incoming class arrived!) bonding with each other and our team members while making late night runs for Rita’s and participating in ALL of the ice breaker activities!

I can remember Caitlin telling me about Jonathan (also a Drew alum!) and their shared passion for marching band. It was clear that Jonathan was someone very special! When Caitlin and I met up to talk about her wedding, she shared with me that Jonathan proposed to her on Thanksgiving Day. Before dinner, each family member took a moment to share something they were thankful for. When it was Jonathan’s turn, he asked Caitlin to marry him. Does it get any sweeter than that?! I think not!

We had such a wonderful time exploring the incredible grounds of Laurita Winery together! Caitlin & Jonathan were so comfortable in front of the camera, and I loved watching how much fun they were having with each other. They had my assistant and I laughing our way through the vineyard!

Congratulations on your engagement, Caitlin & Jonathan! I can’t wait to celebrate with you both at Drew in January!

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Neil + Rebecca’s winter engagement session is going down in the books as one of my all time favorites!  We took photos at all of the places that they visited on their first date together.  Such a sweet idea!  Our first stop of the day was at the local diner.  It wasn’t too busy that afternoon, and we were actually able to sit in the same booth that they ate in on their first date!  After we took a few portraits at the diner we drove over to Ramapo College.  I was in awe at the beautiful buildings and architecture — the photo opportunities were seriously endless!  Our last stop was at the Ramapo Reservoir.  Such an incredible location complete with lakes, bridges, and abandoned brick buildings (my favorite!).

Congratulations on your engagement, Neil + Rebecca!  It was such a joy to work with you both. I can’t wait to see you again in August!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session 🙂

 

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A little rain couldn’t stop us from having a fun afternoon at Fort Mott! Erica is Ryan’s younger sister, and the four of us (five if you count May!) met up a few weeks ago to take photos of them to give to their family members as Christmas presents. Such a sweet idea!

Erica & her sweet boyfriend Sean have been together for over TWO years now. It’s amazing how quickly time flies! Erica & Sean were so comfortable & relaxed in front of the camera. I loved watching how much fun they were having together during the whole experience! Erica is such a talented artist who is finishing up her senior year of college with a major in advertising & Sean is an amazing guitar player in a band. They’re both very special people who are so in love with each other. I couldn’t be prouder of them & their accomplishments! I’m so looking forward to seeing all of the exciting things that are in store for them during the upcoming years.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session! Happy Tuesday 🙂

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