Becky + Cory // Engaged

Cross Estate Gardens Bernardsville New Jersey Engagement Photography

Cross Estate Gardens Engagement Session

Ohhh friends! So excited to share this lovely engagement session with you today!! I'm telling you, even though the weather in New Jersey in May is kind of unpredictable, when it does work out...it seriously works out!! The day started off cloudy but by the time we all arrived at Cross Estates Gardens the weather was absolute perfection!! The temps were perfect and the sun peeked its head out behind the clouds at exactly the right times!!

When Becky contacted me earlier this year about their intimate at-home wedding in September I was super excited for a couple of reasons. 1) They don't live that far from me 2) They sounded like an absolutely awesome couple and those are of course, my all time favorites!!! 

Paul and I met them at their home a while back and their property and home is GORGEOUS. I literally can not wait for their early September wedding. BUT first, the engagement photos!! I always love Cross Estate mostly because its a relatively small area, but there are sooooo many locations to shoot in that give you an awesome variety in a short distance. Its literally perfection. 

Paul and I both had the best time with Becky & Cory. We laughed a ton and we both loved just how loving and respectful these two are of each other. Its very obvious how much they enjoy each other and want the best for each other and I just love that. They were such a pleasure to be around and I can't wait to meet their family and friends at the wedding!

Congrats Becky & Corey on your engagement!!

P.S....don't forget to check out the super fun double exposure about halfway down! SO fun!!! 

Mike + Melissa // Engaged

Skylands Manor Engagement Photographer

Engagement session at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, NJ

Michael (Mike) and Melissa are two of the funnest, laid-back people I have worked with. When they mentioned they wanted to do their engagement photos at Skylands Manor and maybe also nearby Ringwood Manor I was totally jazzed. I had heard of both places before and knew that they were beautiful places to shoot so I could not wait to get up there and explore the grounds with these two! 

We had to reschedule once because of the rain and boy am I glad we did. The weather was serious perfection and I was so grateful that we had perfect temps and some beautiful light to work with during our session. 

Mike and Melissa attend the same church as Paul and I, so we already have a special connection. They also met online which is how Paul and I met online as well, so already we know we just love them. They both have such a joy in their smiles and their laughs and I love how they interacted with each other all throughout the session. You can just see the love radiating out of them! 

We had our session on a gorgeous Tuesday night last week and other than navigating a few other photographers with couples there (and swatting a LOT of bugs) we pretty much had the place to ourselves! We had such a fun time exploring everything and the way Mike makes Melissa laugh still has me chuckling. He is so good at it!! 

Congrats to Mike and Melissa on their engagement and I can hardly wait for their wedding in March of next year!