Kristina & Danny Engagement Session Allaire State Park NJ

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October 30, 2020

Engagement Session Allaire State Park NJ

I am in love with fall sessions, and this one has to be the best fall session that I have done all year. We are nearing the end of the busy season, and I am excited to share these images. Kristina and Danny’s Engagement Session Allaire State Park NJ is one of my favorite sessions this year. Their infectious smiles and constant laughter really showed how happy they were together.

They weren’t too sure if they wanted to have an engagement session when we met to discuss their wedding details; however, after talking about it more and realizing how much fun we were going to have, they wanted to shoot.

I am so glad that they chose to shoot their Engagement Session at Allaire State Park because the beauty that it offers will never disappoint. It’s like I mentioned in another blog about Batsto Village, this is a place that no matter what time of year you go and photograph there, it will never disappoint.

We set up their session in 2 days, and I had the photos back to them with 24 hours. That is how well and amazing these two did. When you can plan a session in 2 days, they are always the best and most fun. Engagement Session Allaire State Park NJ

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These two could not stop smiling. I tried to do some more serious stuff, and they couldn’t stop smiling or laughing with each other. That is true love right there.

I met Kristina and Danny at Julia and Anthony’s Wedding. When they reached out, I recognized their names, and when I put two and two together, I was ecstatic to have the chance to work with them. It happens that Danny and I have many mutual friends, and Kristina is from Freehold, so we were all able to connect very easily. Engagement Session Allaire State Park NJ

You want to make sure about your photographer that you connect well with them and that you can relate to things other than just that they’re your wedding photographer.

Every spot we hit and every pose we did, these two nailed them. The best reaction I have ever gotten from a groom was when I gave Danny my secret Cookie Monster prompt. He couldn’t stop laughing when I told him what to do. All I really wanted was some candid laughter out of them, and I got what I needed before he even started doing the Cookie Monster prompt.

I finished off the session with some simple ring shots along with the all famous butt picture. The guys usually like that one 😉 Engagement Session Allaire State Park NJ

I truly love working with all of my couples. Kristina and Danny, I am truly honored and humbled that you chose me as your wedding photographer. I am so excited about the wedding, and I cannot wait to see where your love blossoms from here. This will be an amazing journey, and I am so excited to go on it with you!

Kristina and Danny will be tying the knot in November 2021 at 618 in Freehold, NJ. Congratulations to the future, Mr. and Mrs. Colapinto.

Now for the more fun stuff about the lovely bride and groom. Let’s see how they met, how they fell in love, and, most importantly, how Danny proposed.

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A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM

HOW DID YOU MEET?!

“11/21/2014 – We met during a night out at Moores’ Tavern. Danny was with his friends, and I was with mine. Danny and I grew up in the same town but never went to school together. Danny came over to catch up with my friends, who he hadn’t seen years and introduced himself to me. He says he came over to meet me specifically; he says he always knew who I was but never had a chance to meet me until that night!”

“After a very short introduction, he had to leave to drive his friend’s home (DD for the night). We exchanged numbers, and he asked if he could take me to dinner. We started talking immediately after that night and have been together ever since.”

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!

“The day after we first met, I underwent a very unexpected kidney surgery to remove kidney stones. Completed unplanned, I was in the hospital for 2 days, then thanksgiving, so I kind of ghosted Danny for a few days.”

“Once I recovered and explained what happened, he was on the fence thinking, well that’s a pretty extreme excuse, she can’t be lying, haha. On our first date, I still had a fever, but I wanted so badly to meet up. It was pouring rain; Danny met me outside the restaurant with an umbrella in hand.”

“We had appetizers and drinks and talked for hours!! We both agreed that it was the best first date we have ever been on. The conversation was so easy and natural. We just clicked! He walked me to my car after dinner, and we shared our first kiss.”

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HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?

“Our love came on quickly and so naturally. The honesty and trust we shared was always present and never waivered. We became the best versions of ourselves together. We always say that we met when both of us were not necessarily looking for love. I can honestly say that the best things happen when you least expect it.”

 

HOW DID HE PROPOSE?

“10/5/2020 – We had a little trip to New Hampshire planned to go hiking and just getaway. We had plans to drive the auto road up to Cathedrals Ledge; this beautiful overlook. When we got there, the auto road was closed, and we had no choice but to hike up!”

“We hiked up about 1.5 miles, straight incline. We made it to the top, sweating and laughing at how ridiculous that climb was! When we got to the top, there was another couple up there taking selfies.”

“Danny engaged them and asked if he could take a picture of them, and then they take one of us. He handing over his phone, we smiled for a nice pic, and then he started talking to me, saying he loved me so much. The next thing I know, he was down on one knee. I was balling my eyes out, shocked!”

“The poor random girl taking out the picture was crying too, haha. The pictured ended up coming out amazing! After we enjoyed the rest of the week together in the mountains.”

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WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?

“That first moment alone, when we will have a moment to soak up all the special sentiment of what the days mean to us. We are both romantics and really want the entire day to focus on our love story and not the hustle and bustle of a big glamorous wedding.”

YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE; WHAT IS THE TITLE?

“I don’t think we’ve met? –  After Danny’s first sentence to me.”

 

DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS

“Genuine, Silly, Loyal, Selfless, Aligned”

 

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?

“That we share the same values and moral compass. To the core of our beings, we always come back to one.”

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If you’re engaged or know anyone who is engaged and is looking for an Engagement Photographer Wall NJ, or a Wedding Photographer, please CONTACT ME.

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