I first met Jeanine when she was one of my past bride's bridesmaids. She and her sister were in the bridal party and we hit it off right from the beginning. She was so much fun to be with and she helped me out so much!
I knew she was in a serious relationship with John at the time and I secretly had hoped that when the time came when he popped the question, that she would reach out to me! Two years later, I heard from her and she shared her wonderful news with me. I could not be more honored or ecstatic to be the one to capture her beautiful engagement session and then their October 2018 Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club wedding!
HOW THEY MET
Jeanine and John met on a blind date at a bar in New York City during a very crowded Tuesday Trivia Night. They were instantly attracted to one another and well the rest is history!
John grew up a few blocks from the water in Connecticut and Jeanine grew up spending every summer since she was just eight years old in Lavallette, New Jersey so seeing they both love the beach when it came time to choose the perfect venue it was easy. After visiting the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club they knew they had found the perfect place!
Jeanine and John live on the upper east side in New York City and every winter there is a beautiful street that has the most beautiful and sparkly lights that make the street just magical. It is Jeanine's favorite street in New York and John is well aware of that, so when it came time to propose, he knew exactly where he would ask her to marry him.
It was a typical Thursday night when they had gone out to dinner and as they were walking down Jeanine's favorite street, there under the twinkle lights, John got down on one knee and asked Jeanine to marry him! Jeanine just kept asking "is this really happening" over and over again. She finally did say YES!!!!
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
When it came time to plan an engagement session with Jeanine and John their first thoughts were to do a New York City one. I love city engagements for sure, but after thinking it through they thought they would love to do a summer beach session. I just adore beach sessions so I was very happy!
Jeanine's family has an adorable beach house in Lavallette, New Jersey so the wheels started spinning in my head as I started planning and thinking about their perfect session. With a beautiful beach cruiser and gorgeous flowers, pretty pretty outfits, and a beautiful couple, my vision for their session came to life. Jeanine and John have impeccable taste to say the least and they totally rocked it! She chose a beautiful floral dress designed by "Privacy Please" and John's attire was by J. Crew. The beautiful floral bouquet was designed by Flowers by Melinda and it was perfect!
Jeanine and John, I am truly honored to be the one capturing your beautiful wedding! Thank you for such a beautiful engagement session!