Joel and Lillie Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

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August 3, 2020

Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

Joel and Lillie Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ was one for the history books! I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful this session was! Lillie and Joel’s mom set-up an official styled session that was for their actual engagement session.

Lillie had wine and cheese, grapes, meats, bread, and a bunch of other amazing props! Andrea and I shot over 3000 images, and the entire gallery was 600+ images. Their session started with some simple detailed photos and having a picnic. Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

At one point, I even had Joel feed Lillie some grapes. Her whole aesthetic was having green as a part of her session instead of the true beach color palette of white, beige, navy, khaki, and teal.

We did a whole section on the dunes, back on the picnic, and with fairy lights. This session was just an unbelievable engagement session. Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

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HOW THEY MET

Joel and Lillie met through mutual friends in 2013. Their mutual friend lives around the corner, and it wasn’t until they met up, she realized how close Joel was to her best friend.

HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?

“We fell in love in the summer of 2013; we were both in that place where we wanted to be single unless something serious came along. At first, it was casual texting, which leads to 4-hour phone calls, then dates. Summer came to an end but we knew it we were madly in love with each other, and it would be just the beginning for us.”

Seeing their love from behind my lens and knowing them as long as I have, seeing them finally engaged and being able to capture their engagement session was a dream come true. They’re beautiful people.

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HOW DID HE PROPOSE?

Their proposal was interesting. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, they had a pandemic proposal.

“Joel Proposed on Mother’s Day in May when we were at home in quarantine. I’m a nurse, and he’s an essential worked, so I was staying with him for about a month to limit exposure between my family back home.”

“Joel suggested we’d have dinner on the deck, so as we were walking into the yard, our song “Best Part” by Daniel Cesar starts playing. Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

“Our families were lined up 6 feet apart, holding up pictures of us over the last six years. Everyone had on masks that said, “she said yes.” In the end, there was a picnic set up with sunflowers and a sign that said, “Lilly Will You Marry Me.”

His mom wanted me there to document their proposal, but because of the pandemic and quarantine, she didn’t think it could work out. But shooting their engagement session was a NO BRAINER. Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

 

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JOEL AND LILLIE

I want to start by saying it has been an honor to be friends with you as long as I have. Seeing your relationship blossom into something beautiful has been so enjoyable. Your engagement session was so beautiful, and I cannot begin to tell you how much these are going to blow up. Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

I cannot wait for the wedding in Puerto Rico in 2022 and create even more magic together. I will see you soon!

Joel and Lillie will be tying the knot in Puerto Rico for their destination wedding in February 2022. Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ

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WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR YOUR WEDDING?

“The fact that it’s in Puerto Rico, and we can all use a vacation post-COVID-19.”

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

“Next Part”

DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS

“Supportive, Kind, Respectful, Loving, Funny”

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

“Family”

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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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