EL MATADOR STATE BEACH, MALIBU CA: MICHAEL + CHRISTINA

Guys, today is SO exciting!!! Not only do I get to introduce you to my lovely friends Christina and Michael (and their 3 adorable daughters), but I’m introducing you to my new blogging style! I have been blogging in the same format for the past 8 years, and it’s been wonderful. But today, I was hit with a giant creativity brick and I just wanted to make it all PRETTIER!!! Let me know what you think of the more creative layouts! Yay or nay?!

And in more important news - this is Christina and Michael!!! Christina and I used to be roommates and I can still remember the day when she first told me about “the Dreamboat.” She was instantly in love with him and I’m pretty sure I used my mother voice when I said something along the lines of “how long have you known him and does he have a real name?!” But even my mother voice couldn’t take her eyes off the prize. A wedding and 3 children later, she still affectionately calls him “DB” - short for Dreamboat. In her defense, look at those eyes!! I’m so happy to have had to honor to photograph their anniversary session at El Matador State Beach in Malibu, CA!! <3

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SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT, PHILADELPHIA: ERIC + JACLYN

It's sessions like these that make me want a re-do at my college experience! Eric and Jaclyn met in 2009 while attending Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. They were in similar friend groups and enjoyed hanging out on weekends. They spent time running, biking, and exploring the city together, but didn't go on their first official date until 2013! Thankfully, all it took was one date and the rest was history! How romantic it must have been to fall in love on this BEAUTIFUL campus. The stone walls, the arched passageways, the ivy vines, and the feel of history all around - just magical! Congratulations Jaclyn and Eric! You two are literally sunshine and happiness in human form. We love you and can't wait for your Ryland Inn wedding next year!!! <3

I think I'll have dreams about this ivy-laden pathway! 

Obsessed with these garage doors! The perfect backdrop!!

Let the countdown begin!

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HOBOKEN NJ ENGAGEMENT: STEVE + JACCI

Steve and Jacci lived in Hoboken together for three years before moving to Austin, TX. Those three years were fundamental to their relationship, so it was extra special to celebrate their engagement in Hoboken! We started off inside the train station, then adventured over to the beautiful cobblestone streets, and ended with sunset on the skyline. The NYC skyline is already romantic, but adding in the cutest couple in love made it even more dreamy!! And can we talk about the GLOW we had inside that train station?!  

The perfect foot pop! :)

When the bride-to-be works for a floral company, a greenery crown is a MUST! 

Congratulations Jacci and Steve!! We cannot wait for your Park Chateau wedding next year! 

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THE HIGHLINE & WEST VILLAGE ENGAGEMENT: ALEX + CINDY

Raise your hand if you found your soulmate at yoga class!! Oh, just Cindy and Alex? These two are not only amazingly adorable, but so smart and FUN!!! We had the best time adventuring through Alex & Cindy's neighborhood in the West Village followed by sunset on the Highline. Although, my favorite part may have been the pit stop at their apartment for some photos with the cutest black lab pup Ella!!! The easiest way to make me happy is to let me hang out with your pets!! 

Serious ring goals!!!

Ella girl!!! <3

Cindy and Alex, we adore you guys and cannot wait for your Brooklyn Botanic Gardens wedding next year!!

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WILLOWWOOD ARBORETUM ENGAGEMENT: JON + LAUREN

One small dose of bravery. That's all Lauren needed to begin her epic love story with Jon. Just about to start grad school, Lauren made a promise to herself that she would go on every adventure that came her way before she had no more free time. Jon and Lauren were playing on the same Zogsports football team in the city when Jon extended an open offer to everyone on the team to join him and some friends at brunch. Lauren summoned that dose of bravery and accepted...she was the ONLY one who accepted. Even though they barely knew each other, they had the best time and Lauren knew she needed him in her life. What Lauren didn't know was that while Jon's invitation to brunch was for the entire team, he was hoping that she'd be the one to accept! Cue the "awwwww!" Almost four years later, we are more than ready for the wedding!!! I had so much fun photographing these two cuties at the Willowwood Arboretum in Far Hills, NJ. We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather! <3

I photographed a good portion of this session on film and I can't swoon enough!!! Just look at these gorgeous tones! Lauren, you're a dream!!

Can't wait to celebrate with you two in July at the Highlands Country Club!!

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