Engagement Session Princeton University
Zia and Zach’s Engagement Session Princeton University was a fantastic way to start the 2021 season! This was the fourth session this year, and I am super stoked about this session.
I met Zia and Zach through the family. They are the sweetest people, and I cannot wait for their wedding day. We originally weren’t going to do an engagement session, but Zia reached out to me to do an engagement session and wanted to shoot at Princeton University.
This is a wonderful location to shoot at, and no matter what season we shoot, it never ceases to amaze me with the beauty it brings to the images.
We started at Rockefeller College at Princeton University. This is a great place to meet couples and begin. Easy access from the street and is iconic to the location. Zia said to me, “we’re really awkward in photos, so please bear with us.” Let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, they are the least bit awkward. Zia’s smile is beautiful, and the way that Zach looks at her truly shows how much he loves her. Engagement Session Princeton University
Every shot we took kept getting better and better. Sometimes it takes couples a little while to get into the rhythm of the session, but as soon as it clicks and the juices start flowing, they nail it!
We left the Rockefeller College area and moved towards the clock tower. They were both really excited about this location. It was the backdrop to one of the photos that Zia sent me. Of course, we did it better than the photo she showed me, and they were super excited about it!
One of my favorite images from the session happened when we were under the clock tower. I positioned Zia and Zach in a prom-style pose but made it more intimate. The calmness and relaxation that you get from this photo speak so much about how these two felt the entire time during their session. Engagement Session Princeton University
I couldn’t believe that these were the same two beautiful people who told me that they were awkward when we chatted at the end of last year about their wedding because these two should be models.Engagement Session Princeton University
After we killed it at that spot, we finished up and moved onto their second look. She was worried that she would look underdressed next to Zach, but it complimented her outfit beautifully. I always tell my couples not to match but complement their colors in their outfits.
Zach really wanted photos in front of the ivy that was on the buildings. So we scouted out the area and found the best wall of Ivy. It truly didn’t matter what pose we did, a place we stood in front of, or things we did; Zia and Zach made me so proud.
Couples like Zia and Zach are one of the many reasons why I love what I do. Every couple is unique to their own selves, and each session is different from the last. That is the best part of what I do. Engagement Session Princeton University
A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM
HOW DID YOU MEET?!
“I met Zach almost 9 years ago when we both worked at TGI Fridays.”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!
“Our first date was Applebee’s after 10, lol, but our first official date was actually in NYC, and it was perfect. We went to NYC for the San Gennaro festival. We had so much fun getting lost on the subways and roaming the streets of NYC.”
HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?
After months of flirting and fake being mean to one another, we fell in love even though everyone knew we liked one another. After our first date, we hung out as much as we possibly could because we couldn’t get enough.”
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
“Zach proposed on December 30, 2020. We went away to a literal cabin in the woods in Upstate New York. The cabin was absolutely gorgeous and overlooked the most wonderful mountains & waterfalls. Zach took me outside and changed my life forever.”
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
“Being with our closest family and friends. Finally being married after almost 9 years of being together and starting our future together.” Engagement Session Princeton University
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE; WHAT IS THE TITLE?
“Two Z’s in a Pod”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS
“Loyal. Cozy. Loving. Warm. Fun”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?
“Our two cats Oliver and Loki!”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
“Crown Royal and Gingerale for Zach and a nice glass of white wine for me”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CANDIES OR CHOCOLATES?
“Sour Mike and Ike’s & Reices Pieces”
Marshalls, Francesca’s, & Banana Republic
Engagement Session Princeton University