Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ
Megan and Damian’s Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ was beautiful, cold, and so much fun! We have been loaded with winter sessions this year. Megan and Damian’s session was nothing short of spectacular. I met Megan and Damian through Instagram back at the beginning of 2021. I was super stoked to chat with these two. Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ
They are HUGE Disney lovers. Damian loves Star Wars, and Megan loves Disney. So, of course, me being a huge Disney fan, I couldn’t wait to incorporate it into their session! Damian said he would bring his lightsaber, which he did, and he was so happy about it! I love it when my couples include stuff that they love in their engagement sessions. Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ
Let me tell you! It was freezing! For the weather we have had this year, it was normal for Winter but not normal for the weather we have been having. The Cross Estate Gardens have been a staple location for us this year, and it truly brings some beauty as a backdrop for winter sessions.
We began the session in front of the Estate. With the snow that is still on the ground, we were limited to where we could go. I love to start with some walking shots. It eases the nerves and gets the juices flowing!
We did one pose by the green door that was more relaxed, and Megan says to me, “Now this is more like it.” It was so cute; she was all excited inside. I love when my couples tell me these things because I can steer the session to something more fun and relaxed rather than stuff that I normally do. Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ
I felt bad because these two were very cold, but the nice long break to warm up in the car was wonderful. It took them a little while, so I asked Megan if they were okay, and she complained because Damian was taking too long!
They picked beautiful colors that complimented each other and gave the correct pop of color to the more neutral palette that Cross Estate offers in the Winter.
Any pose we did, no matter what, Megan and Damian nailed it. We had so many beautiful images from this session! It was truly incredible. I loved every minute of shooting with these two.
Being that Damian knows his wines and champagnes, we of course had to do champagne shots at the end to celebrate an awesome session!
I am so excited and honored to photograph their wedding and capture their love from behind my camera. Megan and Damian will be tying the knot in January 2022 at the Palace at Somerset.
A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM
HOW DID YOU MEET?!
“We met as random Facebook ads.”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!
“Our first date was back in May 2012. We started the day by going to the movies to see The Lucky One. We stuffed our faces with popcorn and pretzels bites. Afterward, we went to our local diner for cheesesteaks and disco fries! To end the evening, we took a stroll through our local park.”
“We went on our first date to the movies and then dinner.” Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ
HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?
“It was love at first sight for both of us.”
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
“Damian couldn’t do his original plan of proposing in Disneyworld (Thanks, Covid!), so when he woke up Christmas morning, he decided that today was going to be the day! He went into the bathroom and wrote a romantic letter to use as part of his proposal.”
“To keep things formal, he asked my dad for my hand, and he said yes! He waited for things to calm down after all the mayhem of present opening to ensure all attention was on me.”
“He told me I had one more gift and handed me the letter. My parents, nieces, and a close family friend were all there to witness the proposal.” Engagement Session Cross Estate Gardens NJ
“I began to read the letter and was already filled with so much emotion and couldn’t get through the entire letter without crying. By the time I finished the letter, Damian was down on one knee, and I couldn’t wait to say yes! It was such a magical day!”
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
“We are so excited to become husband and wife finally! But, we are really excited about all of the food!”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS
“Lovable, Laidback, Disney, Food, Pets”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?
“Our pets! Our two dogs, Sadie and Stella, and our cat, Chaplin!”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT EACH OTHER?!
Megan- “My favorite thing about Damian would have to be how loving he is.”
Damian- “How caring she is.”
HOW HAVE YOU GROWN AS A COUPLE SINCE YOU STARTED DATING?
“We have spent the last eight and a half years together and spent most of our time growing into adulthood together. We have matured, learned how to annoy each other, and most importantly, learned how to love each other more each day!”
FAVORITE QUIRK ABOUT EACH OTHER?!
Damian- “Her excitement for Disney!”
Megan- “I love when he gets excited talking about Star Wars, even though I have no idea what he is talking about!”
IF YOU COULD SPEND 24 HOURS WITH YOUR PARTNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?!
“Easy, DISNEY WORLD!!!”
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST LOVED BY YOUR PARTNER?!
Megan- “Whenever his arms are wrapped around me.”
Damian- “Every morning when I wake up and kiss her.”
IF YOU COULD BE INSANELY TALENTED AT ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?!
Damian – Magic! (David Blaine)!
Megan- Painting! If I could paint like Bob Ross, that would be great!
FIRST IMPRESSION OF EACH OTHER
Megan- “Ooh, he has such a cute smile!”
Damian- “Damn, she’s so cute!”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
Megan- “Peach Sangria!”
Damian- “All types of wine.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDIES AND CHOCOLATES?!
Megan- “Snickers, any type of caramels.”