Amanda and Vinny Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

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July 30, 2020

Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

Amanda and Vinny’s Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ was so much fun and an adventure. We had a storm chasing us the entire night, and boy was it windy.

We were worried we would get rained on, but luckily it held up, and we were able to get all of their fabulous images done before the storm hit. Our trip home was a different story. It was raining sideways and extremely windy.

I met Amanda and Vinny about a year ago when they reached out to me as a reference from a good friend of mine to shoot their wedding. Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

Initially, Amanda and Vinny didn’t want to do an engagement session. When COVID hit, and they decided to move their wedding to May 2021, I offered to do an Engagement Session/Save our New Date session!

They were so excited to have something to look forward to since their wedding was pushed back. Our original plan was to go to a location closer to where we both live, but since the place requires a permit fee of $200, we decided to move it to Holgate Long Beach Island NJ. LBI is a better and more secluded place to shoot anyways, so moving the session to the beach in Holgate worked in our favor! Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

 

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HOW THEY MET!

Amanda and Vinny met when they were in 5th grade but lost touch until 2012 when their friends helped them reconnect. It wasn’t until four years later that Amanda finally gave Vinny a shot. Amanda losing her Mom and Vinny losing his Dad helped them reconnect. “We both had similar pain, and it turned into something special.”

Sometimes connecting over something so tragic can make getting through that moment a lot easier, and I am glad that Amanda and Vinny found each other during that time. Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

 

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FALLING IN LOVE

They had loved each other as friends before dating made it easier for them to take that next step in love and develop feelings and a genuine bond between the two of them. They say that two best friends can sometimes lead to the best of relationships. Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

“We had always loved each other as friends before we were dating, so it was easy to fall for each other. We fell in love through pain and learning how to be on our own. Our drive for having an amazing life is what drew us towards each other and what has made us into the couple we are now.”

 

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HOW DID HE PROPOSE?!

Amanda and Vinny’s engagement story is so cute, and even her dad had a hand in it. “We had plans with Vincent’s older sister Katherine and her family to go visit Happy Day Farm in Manalapan to see the sunflower field. Little did I know that day would become the best day of our lives.”

Vinny had planned for her Dad to help with the proposal and hand him the ring. “My father came out of the sunflowers to hand Vinny the ring; he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of our lives together.”

Through all the tears, Amanda finally said, “YES!” Vinny had arranged for both their families there when he proposed, and then he surprised her with more family and friends at their house to celebrate their engagement!

Vinny proposed to Amanda in September 2019. Engagement Session Long Beach Island Holgate NJ

 

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WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR YOUR WEDDING?!

“We are both so excited about the food, spending our day with the ones who mean the most to us, throwing an amazing party, and dancing the night away!”

Amanda and Vinny are tying the knot in May 2021 at the Madison in Riverside NJ.

YOUR LOVE STORY WAS A MADE INTO A MOVIE – WHAT IS THE TITLE?!

“The Waiting”

DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS

“Exciting, Fun, Goofy, Loving, & Strong”

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

“Our Family and Our Pups”

 

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VENDORS:

White Dress – Zaful

Maroon Dress – Amazon

Vinny’s Outfits – Amazon

 

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

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