with a wedding just about two months away, i met up with ningxin and kyle at colonial park for their engagement session. we’d only first spoken about a week before to discuss their quickly approaching winter nuptials in the poconos and wasted no time setting up an afternoon to meet up to take some pics before the colors of fall faded away.

fun with bubbles! it only took one bubble to get this shot! colonial park engagement session colonial park engagement session colonial park engagement session

i’ve run into a couple cool trees this season… colonial park engagement session

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bubbles! i’m pretty sure i could shoot an entire engagement session just capturing a couple blowing bubbles! colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session

looking forward to working with ningxin and kyle this winter for their intimate poconos wedding!

megan and mark met up in my ‘hood to take some pics for their fall engagement session on a warm afternoon…

when megan first reached out to me about her bear brook valley wedding next year, we immediately hit it off! she did warn me that her fiancé was not much into pictures and that i’d have a challenge on my hands. challenge accepted! new jersey fall engagement session

mark looks pretty happy to me, hah… new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session

fall is my favorite time of year to shoot in my backyard… new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session

despite marks lack of love for being in photos, he was very cooperative :o) i like this GQ moment he gave the camera… new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session

even though mark explained that he really didn’t like to be in pictures, i love that he did this shoot for megan… to make her happy! i hope i made it as painless as possible for him. looking forward to their wedding next summer at bear brook valley!

sarah and john celebrated their wedding at the rock island lake club this fall. after dating since middle school… yes, middle school, they wed in gorgeous weather outside by the lake and had a hoppin’ dancefloor all night long. i love the thought that went into the simplicity of their day.

i’ve never actually put a couple on the swing at rock island before, but something about these two being together since they were in middle school made the swing feel appropriate… rock island lake club wedding rock island lake club bride prep rock island lake club bride prep rock island lake club bride prep

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fun on the swing… rock island lake club prep

while the girls spend hours doing hair and make-up, the guys get to play… rock island lake club prep rock island lake club bride prep

this necklace was sarah’s great-great-grandmothers. it was the first piece of jewelry that her husband gave her and has been worn by sarah’s grandmother, mother and two aunts on their wedding days. really love elements like this at weddings… rock island lake club bride prep rock island lake club bride prep

love how sarah’s hair accessory mimics the necklace design… rock island lake club bride prep

we didn’t see much sun, but the weather was great! rock island lake club wedding portraits

a little fall foliage and the rock island fountain… rock island lake club wedding portraits

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john watches on as sarah walks down the aisle… rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony

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sarah’s dad tears up during the ceremony… rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony

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cutie pie! rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony

jason takes the moms for a spin on the golf cart! rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

party time! rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

sarah dances with her grandfather… rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

sarah and john cheer in the background as her parents dance together… rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

responsible parenting…. rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

…is stopping to check the baby monitor while on the dancefloor. rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

if i had to photograph table shots, they would look like this! rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

i love when grandmas get out on the dancefloor! rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

such a chill day with sarah and john. so neat to work with a couple who go back so far and such a great crowd on the dancefloor! thanks to brian leong for assisting me.

i met up with jen and shaun for their liberty state park engagement session on a beautiful fall afternoon. the setting was fitting since shaun totally surprised her by proposing to her on a boat by the statue of liberty. it was a beautiful afternoon for a stroll along the waterfront….

love the laughter…

i think it’s funny when people ask me if my couples are real. yes, they are real, very real. my blog is filled with real people in real time…

some crazy sunflare action at the end of our session…. liberty state park engagement session

a great session with jen and shaun on a beautiful day. looking forward to their winter wedding at nanina’s in the park in a couple of months!