The Engagement Session
We had a fantastic evening capturing engagement photos of these two at our favorite Jersey Shore beach to kick off Memorial Day Weekend! Aside from the first question out of my mouth being “how was the drive down?” (Rookie move!) It was smooth sailing. A perfect couple, perfect light, lots of romance, giggles, and fun all rolled into one amazing evening and some gorgeous images! Island beach State Park will always be a favorite spot. We can't wait to go back and also can't wait for the wedding of these two lovebirds in the Fall! Read on to find out more about their love story...Enjoy!
How they met
"We met in NYC at a South Street Seaport outdoor bar on the river for our mutual friends birthday. (Bwetween us both of us were in situations where we shouldn’t have been looking at the time...oops), but when we met it just worked. We drank too many coronas, shared a ton of laughs and the rest was history. We haven’t gone a day since we’ve met without speaking."
"April 29, 2017- Bill and I were walking from our apartment, in midtown Hoboken, to the W to meet one of his friends from Boston that he hadn’t seen in years. We had an out of town wedding the night before and I had a bridal shower the next day, so using the “friend who is never around” excuse as the decoy worked perfectly to get me there when normally I would have begged to stay in. It was a gorgeous day, so we walked along the water and then Bill stopped and started asking me questions about the buildings across from us. I was slightly confused because we were running late, but then out of nowhere he said, “You know I love you, right? You know I want to spend the rest of my life with you, right?” as he reached into his pocket to pull out one of the most beautiful rings I’ve ever seen. Before I knew it he was on one knee in front of me asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Although we had started to talk about marriage and our future in that moment I was COMPLETELY surprised and it was honestly one of the happiest moments of my life. The park was crowded, so I didn’t see one of his best friends taking pictures to capture it all. After the proposal, Bill literally dragged me away by my shaking hand apologizing that due to schedules he couldn’t get our friends and family together, but we’d celebrate with champagne and FaceTiming all of our loved ones from the Ainsworth. I felt a slight sense of disappointment as I wish my family could have been there, but I was still over the moon and didn’t even really have time to process everything. Within minutes we were walking into the back of Ainsworth where both of our families and friends were there to yell, “Surprise!” I instantly started crying. I am not one for surprises – but somehow he managed to pull off two surprises in one day. To summarize...he did damn good!"
"Immediately the honeymoon - Moorea & Bora Bora!! We both love to travel and clearly love the beach - we’ve already been on 7 tropical vacations in 4 years so we’d like to continue traveling over the next couple of years and start building a home and preparing for our future family!"
Their Favorite Memory
"Really early on in our relationship when we first started dating we played hooky during the week and went to the beach it was a perfect day and we really started to get to know each other more."
What she loves about him
"His confidence and general easiness with life. Bill is honestly one of the quirkiest people I know, but he’s authentic, speaks his mind and is incredibly driven. He’s also a great cook and loves to feed me :)"
Why he loves her
"Her energy and forwardness. Lauren’s ability to bring fun and positive vibes into any room."
INTERESTED IN BOOKING A SESSION OR TALKING ABOUT YOUR WEDDING? WE SHOOT ON LOCATION PRIMARILY USING NATURAL LIGHT AND THE RESOURCES AROUND US AND WE TRAVEL ALL OVER! WE PHOTOGRAPH PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING FROM FAMILY, MATERNITY AND BABIES, TO ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS. WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
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