red bank engagement session

Downtown Red Bank Engagement Photographer| Red Bank, New Jersey

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Once in awhile, you come across an incredibly special couple. A couple that has so much energy between them, you don't need to be told that they're in love, you just know. That couple, for me, was Kyle and Gabriella.

Gabriella is the best friend of my assistant and I was honored that she chose me to capture her engagement announcement with her fiance, Kyle. They both decided to have their engagement shoot in downtown Red Bank, New Jersey since Kyle was living their while they were dating and they would frequent the amazing restaurants, shops and night life. It was the perfect location to encapsulate this new chapter of their lives together.

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I had so much fun photographing Kyle and Gabriella because they were both so laid back, excited and laughing the entire time. I have so many photos of the two of them laughing at one another, I couldn't possibly share them all. They had such a natural comfort in front of my lens and a natural comfort with each other, as well-which makes the photographing much more simple.

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Kyle and Gabriella's style is also another element I loved so much during our afternoon in Red Bank. They have this classic style that looks like something out of a magazine, a J. Crew catalog-every piece complimenting one another the way Gabriella and Kyle compliment one another. Their style paired with the exposed brick, cobblestone, colorful murals and water enveloping Red Bank, made for a successful engagement shoot!

Here's to forever, Gabriella and Kyle-

Meghan Leigh

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Katie & Jose | New Jersey Engagement

I met Katie at Whipped Creperie in Downtown Red Bank. She was looking for a photographer for her and her fiancé, Jose's October wedding. [Which I'm REALLY excited for, by the way!] Katie and I got along really well, and I loved [and still do love!] how important photography for her wedding is to her. Katie really wanted to do an engagement session so her and Jose could get comfortable with me and being in front of the camera. A lot of times couples are pretty nervous because it isn't every day that the attention is on them and a camera is glued to them all day. I feel like engagement sessions can be important in getting yourself comfortable with your photographer, and so did Katie.

I met Katie & Jose at their apartment in Red Bank. It was important to get photos at a few different locations, being that certain places had special meeting to them.

Now, it was HOT. Really hot. Katie & Jose were troopers! I also opted for us to walk to downtown, which they were all about! One of the first places they wanted photos by was where Broadway Grill used to be, which is now Toki. We also walked down Broad St and down to Marine Park, which is beautiful. Lastly, we took photos at their apartment & captured them in the polos they wore for work at Broadway Grill! I thought that personal touch was so meaningful and fun to add in to their engagement photos.

Here's a few we took that day...Enjoy!

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Hope you enjoyed them! Katie & Jose, I cannot wait for your wedding at Branches in October!