Any couple that goes through with a rainy engagement session (and looks this adorable doing it) is pretty amazing. Fortunately for me, I seem to get all the amazing clients.
I have known Chris and Cris since high school. I am seriously always so honored when friends come to me to do their engagement and wedding photos, so when Cristina asked me I literally could not have been more thrilled. These two had recently moved to Maryland, so coming up to New Jersey was definitely a hike for them, and I was a bit afraid that we were going to be presented with less than stellar weather for their session. Sure enough, rain was in the forecast. Instead of deciding against it, though – Cristina was all in, and sent Chris on a mission to go and get a clear bubble umbrella (these things are lifesavers, and if you are a bride that is looking at a potential rainy wedding I highly recommend them).
Sure enough when the time came for their Ocean Gate engagement session, it was raining. I am no stranger to shooting in all kind of weather conditions, so we dove in. Cristina even managed to rock her adorable sundress the entire time, even though I’m pretty sure the temperature was on the wrong side of 55 degrees. If you are looking at these photos thinking that it was just a rainy summer day, think again. I was wearing 2 sweatshirts!
I had a shot in mind for the end of the session using some dramatic lighting to really set off the raindrops. I wasn’t sure if it would work since it wasn’t really that dark – but with a little magic we made it happen, and those ended up being some of my favorite images of the set!
I am so excited for these two to tie the knot next March at the American Hotel!
Location: Ocean Gate, New Jersey – The Wildwood Ave. Pavilion
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