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Summer Cross Estate Gardens Engagement

Bernardsville, New Jersey


Ashley and Adam came all the way from Florida just for their engagement photos with me — cue all the emotions!⁠⁠

I have known Ashley for so many years that I have truly lost track at this point. We first met through riding and quickly realized we were equally matched, both in our love for horses as well as our mutual weirdness.

Getting to capture Ashley and Adam’s engagement photos was so incredibly special, and I can’t thank these two enough for making the trip up from Florida (and DRIVING BACK — their flight home was cancelled) just for me.⁠⁠

We had the most beautiful night at Cross Estate Gardens, and I am so in love with the magic we made!

Ashley and Adam are both teachers, and first met at their school! They initially didn’t see each other much because they worked on different campuses, but some of their coworkers (Adam’s mom, included!) were conspiring to get them together.⁠⁠

As fate would have it, they connected pretty much right away and started talking.⁠⁠

When the pandemic hit, they resorted to video chatting (for hours!) to get to know each other better. Eventually, video chatting turned into hanging out, and the rest is history!⁠⁠

Adam’s proposal totally caught Ashley by surprise. He recreated their first date which was an escape room and dinner. ⁠⁠When they got home, he poured them wine and put on their song for them to dance in the kitchen like they always do.

When the song ended, he popped the question!⁠⁠

I am beyond happy to have been able to capture these beautiful memories for Ashley & Adam, and cannot wait to shoot their wedding next April at Town Manor on the Lake in Auburndale, Florida!

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