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I’m Jill, a wedding photographer based in New Jersey — and I’m so excited that you’re here! Follow along with the blog to get a glimpse into the heart behind my work.

Central Park Engagement | Andrea & Matt

New York, New York

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Andrea and Matt’s Central Park engagement session… oh man, obsessed is an understatement. As a bit of back story, we took these photos in the park, in the evening, on a day with maybe the most beautiful weather of the year so far, just as some of the COVID restrictions were lifting… so, needless to say, the park was VERY busy. ⁠⁠Not only that, but there was also a full-on salsa dancing class taking place at the Bethesda Fountain.⁠!

But, you could never tell from these photos! We were truly so lucky with our timing, and were able to shoot everywhere we had hoped to without too many tourists getting in the way.⁠⁠

I absolutely love Andrea and Matt’s story! These two first met in 8th grade, after Andrea moved to the town where Matt was already attending school — and they actually first met on an eighth grade field trip to DC. Andrea and Matt became fast friends, and remained friends until the summer going into their junior year of high school. And the rest is history!⁠⁠

These high school sweethearts have been together for 11 years now, and are officially tying the knot next year! They got engaged in November of 2019 at a vineyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and shortly after Andrea got accepted into PA school so they decided to wait to have their wedding until after she graduates.

Andrea and Matt currently live in Greenville, South Carolina and in their spare time enjoy renting a boat and heading out on Lake Keowee. “We are both summer people and enjoy all the summer activities like pool days, taking walks on the warm summer nights, and hiking,” Andrea shared. “We are also both foodies and love trying new restaurants and exploring different types of food. We enjoy new adventures and are hoping to head out to California later this year, rent a car, and see as much of it as we can! We also both love to spend time with our puppy Ella of course! We also enjoy TV and movies and are usually always in the middle of watching a TV show together. Over the past year, we watched The Office and Schitt’s Creek for the first time, which we both enjoyed. We’re also both from NJ and are Italian so we are currently making our way through the Sopranos right now.”

I am SO excited for Andrea and Matt’s August 2022 wedding at Bear Brook Valley!

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