Engagement Session Kinnelon NJ

Danielle and Paul’s Engagement Session Kinnelon NJ was the most fun I have had on an engagement session in a really long time. These two are some of the funniest people I have had the pleasure of working with.

In February of this year, I met Danielle and Paul when I ran a contest for a free photography and videography package, and they won. The best part about when we met on Zoom was that they didn’t believe me that it was free when it was free, and they have the option of adding on things to the package. They ended upgrading a few items, and her Dad was the funniest on the call that night. He kept asking us a TON of questions, and we really had a great time chatting with them. Engagement Session Kinnelon NJ

They wanted a fall engagement session because their wedding is in the spring. So we decided to book it for this past weekend at Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon, NJ. The place was beautiful and not your average park. Between the lake, mountains, trails, and field, we had many areas to work with. I couldn’t really use the sun to my advantage, so I needed to wait for the sun to go behind the trees for me to really have optimal lighting for what we wanted to accomplish.

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We started by the boathouse that was near the lake with some simple poses and then as I got a feel for how Danielle and Paul were as a couple and they let their goofy sides out, we were able to get into the groove of the session and let me tell you, it was absolutely fantastic. We had the best time, and my favorite was when Paul would imitate Danielle or make a face at what she was saying. These two are perfect for eachother and the team, and I cannot wait for the wedding. Engagement Session Kinnelon NJ

Danielle wanted to do shots with Champagne and their flutes, so I took a creative spin on the shot after they popped it, of course. When you scroll down, you’ll see what I did 😉 We even incorporated her future, Mrs. Conboy jacket, into a few photos.

We made an outfit change, and we went on a little hike through the trails to get more of the fall leaves and forest feel to the session. They also wanted to climb to the top of the mountain and get some photos up there.

I tried a new shot with Danielle’s ring. I placed it on the stem of a leaf and took an artistic turn on a classic ring shot. We walked back down the trails to the lake and finished off at the edge of the lake. We were losing light fast, so I felt like I had to rush a little bit through the end of the session so we wouldn’t run out of daylight. That is the biggest downfall to shooting afternoon sessions in the fall that the sun sets earlier, and we don’t have as much time for sunset as we do in the summer. Engagement Session Kinnelon NJ

I am so honored to call these two friends and to shoot their beautiful fall engagement session in the height of our fall sessions for 2020. They will be tying the knot in May 2021 at the Palace at Somerset, and it is going to be a wedding that we will never forget. Thanks again, Danielle and Paul, and congrats to the future Mr. and Mrs. Conboy.

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A LITTLE ABOUT THE BRIDE & GROOM

HOW DID YOU MEET?!

“We met in September 2014 at East Stroudsburg University. Paul worked as a bouncer at one of the bars on the main street where my friends and I went to for a night out. One of my friends introduced us.”

The moment Paul saw Danielle’s bright smile, he knew she was the one. Since Paul was working, he could not get Danielle’s phone number, so he gave his number to her.

“I, of course, had to play hard to get and waited a couple of days before I text him. I remember the first text Paul sent me. He sent, “What’s up, Doc”…. what a romantic!”

THEIR FIRST DATE!

Paul took Danielle to “Wing night” at a restaurant by ESU…. again, totally romantic! Paul ate wings like no stranger. He got wing sauce all over his face and hands. Paul says this was his way of seeing if Danielle can be herself in front of him by eating wings the right way…with your hands! She passed, although she was classier than Paul. For some reason, Paul’s messy eating that night did not phase Danielle because now they are getting married!

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HOW DID THEY FALL IN LOVE?

Paul and Danielle ended up officially dating in February 2015. Paul had asked Danielle to be his girlfriend one day, and regrettably, Danielle got nervous and actually said no!

She immediately regretted this decision and called him right away to change her answer. Paul said she now would have to ask him to be her boyfriend. She knew the way to his heart was food, especially cheesesteaks. So, Paul visited ESU the following weekend, and Danielle had bought him a cheesesteak which inside the box read, “will you be my boyfriend or is this too cheesy?”

HOW CUTE. Paul then said yes, and they became official in February 2015. Not too long after dating, they knew they were in love!

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HOW PAUL PROPOSED?

About four years later, Paul knew it was time for them to take the next step and wanted to propose. He put on his romantic thinking cap and thought of the most amazing and creative proposal ever.

Paul’s mother asked Danielle if she would help her plan him a 29th surprise birthday party. Danielle was very excited but also extremely worried as she is not good at surprises! On the day of the surprise party, Danielle took Paul in an uber with a blindfold on to a bar in Morristown, NJ.

Walked Paul up the stairs in the bar, still blindfolded, where all of his friends and family were waiting for his big surprise birthday party that Danielle was so relieved it all worked out! Jokes on Danielle…. this was a huge setup that everyone was in on, and Paul proposed, at his surprise birthday party, which now Danielle has found he knew all about and planned the whole thing.

He proposed to Danielle at the Horseshoe Tavern in Morristown, NJ.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?

“Celebrating our love with all of our loved ones and dancing the night away!”

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

“Beauty and the Beast”

DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS

“Fun, Honest, Best Friends, Team, and Passionate.”

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

“Family”

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VENDORS

Dress – Francesca’s

Earings – Francesca’s

Sweater – Nordstrom

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

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