AT HOME CABIN ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Great Meadows NJ
Carolyn and Angel’s At Home Cabin Engagement Session was beautiful and quaint. Although it rained the entire day and the ground was soaked, I am glad it was cloudy and foggy. It added to the eeriness of the session. Carolyn wanted an all-black look, and the fog and cloudy skies make that type of look all more beautiful. At Home Cabin Engagement Session
The cabin that these two chose is high in the mountains of Sussex County, NJ. The driveway was hard to find and went 5 minutes past it and had to turn around to find it again.
This cabin sits on a lake and backs to the mountains. If this was my cabin, I’d never leave. The fall up there is gorgeous, and I am so glad that this is where they decided to shoot. We were originally supposed to shoot in Staten Island and Brooklyn, but because of COVID, they decided to move locations. At Home Cabin Engagement Session
I met Carolyn and Angel when they inquired about their wedding earlier this year. Having family with roots from Staten Island and Brooklyn, I felt like I knew these two for years, especially when you can relate in many different ways.
They are huge Mets fans, so naturally, they wanted to incorporate the Mets somehow. Angel’s last name is Rosario, so they made jerseys with Rosario on the back. At Home Cabin Engagement Session
The session was split into 3 parts. We did the first part outside, the second in the house’s living room, and then the third part in the kitchen.
Angel is a big video-gamer, and Carolyn loves her wine. He made sure to include his headphones and game controller, and Carolyn was trying to distract him as he played. It was adorable.
I asked them if this was something that happens all the time at home, and she said, “Yes! Pretty much every week.” Hey, that’s better than a nightly basis, like it can be for some people. At
The house had this beautiful balcony and open railing from the bedrooms. I had a clear shot of the end of the balcony from the living room, and it would incorporate the entire one half of the house.
I wish we could have lit the fireplace because we took a shot through the fireplace, but it wasn’t lit. Imagine what it would have looked like if it was lit. At Home Cabin Engagement Session
We danced in the den area and finally ended with an outfit change and the kitchen.
They also love to bake. Well, Carolyn does, at least. She is so funny because she wanted Angel to help her, but he wasn’t too sure what she wanted him to help with, so he stood around her and watched her intently as she mixed the batter in the bowl.
They joked around and played with the batter. They put the cookie batter on the pan and let those puppies bake.
We ended with a few shots on the deck. Angel wanted a shot of him and Carolyn walking away in their Mets jerseys to end the session.
They had so much fun in this session. Carolyn and Angel, I cannot thank these two enough for allowing me to capture their love story from behind my lens. I am so excited about the wedding. At
They will be tying the knot at Perona Farms in December 2021.
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A LITTLE Q&A FROM THE BRIDE AND GROOM
HOW DID YOU MEET?!
“Angel and I met on OkCupid! I was just about to deactivate my account and take a break from online dating (bc it can be exhausting), and I received a message from this fellow suffering Mets/Jets fan. I stared at his message for 2 days just bc I felt like there was something different. I went with my gut, messaged him back, and here we are”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!
“After talking for about 2 months, on a snowy Friday night, I took the train from the city to Williamsburg, and Angel picked me up and surprised me with this amazing Greek restaurant (we both love Greek food!)
We talked for hours until I had to catch the last bus in the city back to Staten Island. Angel drove me back to the L train, and we had our first kiss. It was the best night!”
Their first date was on March 10, 2017. They went to a Greek restaurant MP Taverna.
HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?
Caroline – “For the longest time, I always felt like I was “too much.” I have these huge dreams of what I want to do and how I can do it, and Angel has always encouraged me, praised me, and supported me.” At Home Cabin Engagement Session
“He showed himself 100% from the start, and there were never games. It all just melted together, and I knew he was my forever balance.”
Angel – “Each day we spent time together, she chipped away at my heart.. spending time with my family, meeting her family, and seeing how amazing she was. Her friends and everyone loved her and wanted to be around her; I just knew I found the most incredible person.”
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
“The best way!! We bought tickets for a Game of Thrones brunch, it was one of the hottest days in July 2019, and I was dressed as Daynerus, in a long white dress with a dragon in my shoulder.”
“Angel was “supposed” to dress up as Jon Snow, only to walk out in a t-shirt and jeans! After the play the actors put on at the brunch, Angel got on one knee and proposed in front of the entire brunch!!”
They got engaged on July 20th, 2019, at Radegast Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
“Spending the day with the most important people in our lives, celebrating our love and future. Finally, being able to look at each other and “my wife and my husband ” the crap out of each other. At Home Cabin Engagement Session
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE; WHAT IS THE TITLE?
“Brunch in Love”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS
“Funny, Encouraging, Trusting, Snuggly, Dynamic”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?
“Our fur babies! Angel has a mini labradoodle puppy name Toby, and I have a Pitbull mix name Gambit! We love them so much and can’t wait to get a big house so we can have all the pups!”