Engagement Session Long Beach Island NJ
Alex and Eric’s engagement session Long Beach Island NJ is one of my last beach sessions of 2020 and I am so grateful to have done it with these two lovely people. I met Alex a few years ago when we worked on a professional cover recording of Dear Evan Hansen‘s You Will Be Found. She was a vocalist and I was the musical director of the project. Engagement Session Long Beach Island
We had stayed friends after we finished recording and I said to her when Eric proposes I want to be there to capture it. She said no, you’re gonna be there for the entire thing, engagement and wedding too. Fast forward to June of 2020, I was talking to Alex over text right around her birthday and we said, hopefully soon enough Eric is going to propose and we would finally get to shoot a session together.
A few days later Eric proposed. I sent her a huge congratulations text and I was elated for them. She couldn’t wait to chat about wedding and engagement photos. We planned an epic engagement session at one of my favorite locations. I was very excited to use the new drone, Mavic Air 2, as well as capture some end of summer sunsets in Holgate on Long Beach Island. Engagement Session Long Beach Island
The entire session, Alex couldn’t stop saying how handsome Eric is and how photogenic he is. These two are models and no matter how I posed them, they look good in everything. Engagement Session Long Beach Island
HOW DID THEY MET!
Alex and Eric met back in December 2017 on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. “I saw that Eric ‘liked’ me and I messaged him on December 26th. I said ‘Merry day after Christmas!’ and he replied ‘Happy Boxing Day!” Engagement Session Long Beach Island
THEIR FIRST DATE!
Alex and Eric went on their first date to Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT. It was the coldest day of the year. “I got there first and Eric apparently saw me from his car. I remember the moment he walked in and thinking wow, he’s even cuter than his pictures! Eric says he remembers thinking “Wow, I can’t believe she’s here to meet me”. We hugged hello, he paid for our tickets, and we stayed there until closing. We found it so easy to talk to one another, loved exploring the aquarium together, and quickly planned a second date.”
HOW DID THEY FALL IN LOVE?!
I asked Alex and Eric how they fell in love with each other and she told me it was love at first sight thing. “We quickly realized how comfortable around each other and aligned we were. On our first date, we didn’t avoid any subjects. We covered the heavy hitters like religion and politics as well as lighter (but also important!) topics like food interests and hobbies. By our third date, we were exclusively dating. While we didn’t say “I love you” for a bit longer, looking back, we both knew what we were feeling was love.”
HOW DID ERIC PROPOSE?!
On June 13th, 2020, Eric convinced Alex that they had to record video answers for his family’s weekly Zoom game. They dressed up like award show presenters and Eric was relieved that Alex was very unsuspecting. After disagreeing about how far back the camera setup should be (Alex was confused as to why it was so far away! Eric clearly had his reasons…), Eric left the camera rolling, stopped stating his game show answers, turned to Alex, and proposed. Alex said yes and hugged him so quickly that Eric had to remind her to look at the ring.”
This is very much Alex fashion, she was so excited that Eric had proposed, that she didn’t care about the ring, she was too elated to say yes to marrying her best friend.
Eric proposed to Alex in their apartment and she told me they love their apartment. So this was the perfect location for him to do it. Engagement Session Long Beach Island
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR YOUR WEDDING?!
“Though we‘re really big food lovers, we’re most excited about our first look. We can’t wait for that moment alone.”
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE – WHAT IS THE TITLE?!
“Right from the Start”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?!
“Timeless moments together”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS?!
“Silly, Loving, Understanding, Natural, Everything”
Tacori – Engagement Ring,
Etsy – Sign,
Target – Sparkling juice,
Amazon – Blanket & Dress,
Banana Republic – Men’s Shirt & Pants,
Aldo – Shoes