Jacyln & Tom’s Asbury Park Engagement Session

Late last year, I photographed Jaclyn and Tom’s adorable winter Asbury Park engagement session. Jaclyn and Tom met through mutual friends at Rowan University and have been together for seven years.

From the bride: “I knew he was the one because we never wanted to spend a minute apart when we met; he became my best friend very quickly. We also persevered through a lot of life changes in our 7 years together: graduation, living long-distance, moving in together, rescuing and raising our two dogs together, and some career changes. From the time we got to know each other on a deeper level, I couldn’t picture my life without him!”

Jaclyn and Tom were engaged in August of 2016 while kayaking in Treasure Island at Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, Tom is so sweet that he even woke up earlier that morning to dig “Say Yes?” into the sand! Jaclyn had a feeling he would propose soon, but this was a complete surprise!

Coffee is Jaclyn and Tom’s thing, so we had to find a way to incorporate it into the shoot! I loved the cute “bride” and “groom” mugs they used for the session. These two are also avid Jeopardy watchers, they love to hike, kayak and camp. According to Jaclyn, they’re beach people, so they love living in Point Pleasant, where they can walk to the beach together, listen to island music, read, and relax together. They have chosen Martell’s Water Edge as their wedding venue and it’s obvious why, they’re going with a rustic, yet beachy vibe, since the venue is oceanfront.

This adventurous couple are planning to tie the knot in September of this year. What are they most looking forward to? Their honeymoon in New Zealand!

Any advice for future bride’s planning?

Don’t worry about traditions and etiquette so much – just do what feels right for you and your partner.

And finally, what are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?

I’m most looking forward to the ceremony and being surrounded by our family and friends when we’re saying our vows.

Scroll through to view my favorites from this sweet Asbury Park engagement session!

xoxo

 

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