Jackie & CJ | New Jersey Beach Engagement

It may have been November, but I made it to the beach this year!! I ventured to the New Jersey shore for this engagement session, and it did not disappoint :)

How They Met

Jackie and CJ met while attending college together at RPI. They had mutual friends and became friends themselves before starting to date. Their first “official” date was when they went out for sushi in the college town, although I suspect there were many other moments that were unofficial dates :)

The Proposal

Imagine the perfect Christmas in Aruba… a beautiful beach and lovely weather for the holidays! They had never been to Aruba before and was so nervous because he didn’t plan it out too specifically. He knew he was going to ask Jackie to be his, but further than that he didn’t have a chance to pick out a specific spot! They took a stroll on the beach after dinner on Christmas Eve and settled into some chairs. CJ prepared to ask the question, but it was so dark that he was afraid Jackie wouldn’t be able to see AND a family came walking onto the beach and disrupted the moment. CJ decided to take Jackie back onto the pier where there was more light and pulled out the ring to ask her to marry him! He later found out that Jackie totally knew he was about to pop the question the whole time!

Their New Jersey Beach Engagement

Last week I had a chance to finally visit the beach this year, and even better, got to photograph Jackie and CJ! They live in Long Branch, New Jersey and knew that they wanted to incorporate the beach in their engagement and I just loved it! It definitely felt like fall with a chill in the air, but we had a private shore for this perfect New Jersey beach engagement :)

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