Barnegat Light State Park Proposal | Long Beach Island Photographer

July 4, 2017

There are so many super special things about my job, so I feel like I’m always saying how everything is my favorite. From family sessions to weddings and everything in between, the truth is that I seriously love every single photo that I get the opportunity to take. All of that being said, proposals hold a special place in my heart.
When James contacted me about the proposal he had planned for Christine, and asked if I was available to be there and take photos – I got so excited. Not only is it super thoughtful when a guy thinks to hire a photographer, but when we spoke on the phone I could hear how excited he was to spend the rest of his life with this woman. He knew they were going to be in Barnegat Light State Park (which is a location I love), but we ended up talking quite a bit about just the right location within the park.
I always get super nervous that an innocent onlooker is going to block my shot, so I definitely wanted to get he and Christine to a location where we could still get all the lighthouse feels, the perfect golden light that I wanted, and limit the amount of folks who would be milling around. James mentioned the beach right in front of the lighthouse, and I knew that it would be perfect!
Looking casual while waiting for a proposal you know is going to happen can be difficult – but fortunately the lighthouse is a super popular spot for photography anyway so we didn’t look that out of place. It is always so amazing to me that I get to be present on some of the biggest days of my clients lives and it is an honor that I truly take to heart. Thank you James for having me along on this adventure!!
Location: Barnegat Light State Park, New Jersey

Source: Kelly

My photography experience is centered around you, and bringing your unique story to life through vibrant, joyful, honest, and elevated images.

...former librarian, dog enthusiast, and most importantly so very proud to say that I get to do my actual dream job for a living. 

Photography has always been my passion, and a profession I have always felt so honored to be able to call my own. 


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