We had originally decided to do a sunset shoot, but of course come the day of, it rained all day long. Wanting to avoid soggy sand we moved it up and when Sam suggested an early sunrise engagement shoot I got excited! Sunsets are beautiful but sunrises and early morning light are my favorite. Huge props to the both of them for getting up so early, and in the cold!
We shot at Long beach Island, which is a special place for me, growing up I went every summer with my family for fourth of July fireworks, so it was nice being back. We went somewhere I had never been before and was excited to see; the end of the island. The southern most tip of LBI has a long empty stretch of beach and I was really psyched to have such a beautiful large landscape to shoot these two.
The golden light and the love between these two created such a magical shoot, getting up early is so worth it for lighting like this!
What I loved about this wedding was how personal it was. With only 25 guests, Tommy & Julie knew everyone there and the small group felt so friendly and loving.
The ceremony took place at The Channel Club in north Jersey in Monmouth Beach, overlooking the water and the docked boats. The sun was intense, but the minister kept it short, personal, and very sweet. In perfect timing, the sun stayed out until storm clouds rolled in just as we were taking Bride & Groom shots for some great backgrounds. Afterwards the group had a lovely intimate gathering at The Beach Tavern. It was beautiful day, congratulations to the happy couple!
Ceremony Venue – The Channel Club
Reception Venue – The Beach Tavern
Florist – Foggio Florists
Cassie & Glen were visiting Philly from Massachusetts and contacted me to shoot a Philadelphia engagement photography session at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Being fans of Rocky they of course wanted some cute shots on the famous stairs.
It was a frigid winter day but they were awesome bearing the cold. And right before we began it started to snow! You can see the little flurries in some of these images.
They even took some goofy shots in front of the Rocky statue, which, funny, story, there was a line for! I’d never really looked at the statue before so I had no idea it was such a big thing to take pictures in front of.
Megan & Ryan had a hiking engagement session in Wissahickon Valley Park outside of Philadelphia. Just a short time beforehand Ryan had hiked and led her up higher and higher up the mountain until he found the perfect quiet spot to propose.
The shoot was so adventurous and fun, as you can see we did a lot of climbing over rocks and near the falls to get some great shots! I had never been to this park before and it was beautiful! A great place to document their love.