Photographer dreams are made of engagement photo sessions at Coney Waffle.
As a preface, I love ice cream more than the average person. Before I became a photographer, I actually worked in an ice cream parlor for many (many) years. People always tell you that you will ‘get tired of ice cream’ when you work in a place like that, but alas it never happened. It truly only made me more picky about my desserts, and I remain disappointed nearly a decade later that any time I go to get ice cream I am not allowed to make my own sundae. As you can imagine, I have very high standards for frozen confections, and believe that presentation is important. I just want to throw it out there that Coney Waffle’s execution is exemplary. They really pride themselves in their ice cream, and I can get behind that.
Megan and Jeff obviously have excellent taste, because they chose this location for their engagement session. Then, they also chose one of the most monstrous concoctions for us to do photos with/eat. I truly appreciate the fact that Megan let me put her ring in cotton candy and ice cream multiple times, all for the sake of amazing photos. There were also gummy sharks in the sundae, and I just so happen to be a gummy shark addict.
After our Coney Waffle excursion, we did a couple of photos on the boardwalk and then headed down onto the beach – where we got a sunset that legit looked like the cotton candy in the sundae we just ate. Does it really get any better than that?! Oh wait! Yes it does! It also just so happened that we were doing the photos on the night when Ziggy Marley was playing the Stone Pony Summer State, so we literally got a built in concert for this session as well.
I can’t wait for these two to tie the knot next year!
Location: Coney Waffle, Asbury Park, New Jersey