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By Lauren Fair Photography

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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.

Engagements

Spring Cross Estate Gardens Engagement | Vivian & Simon

Bernardsville, New Jersey | When I say I am obsessed with this engagement session, I mean it! Vivian and Simon’s initial vision for their engagement photos was amongst the cherry blossoms at Branch Brook Park. However, we slightly missed the window for peak bloom and decided to pivot and shoot at Cross Estate Gardens instead…

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Sunrise Brooklyn Bridge NYC Engagement | Allie & Shray

New York, New York | One of my favorite places in the city to shoot is on the Brooklyn Bridge — however, it is also one of the craziest (and at times, scariest!) places to be at any time other than sunrise. There are so many people on bikes and tourists taking photos that shooting…

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Spring Princeton University Engagement | Maria & Michael

Princeton, New Jersey | From the first time chatting with Maria and Michael, I knew they were going to be the absolute sweetest! I was so excited to meet them when the time finally came for their engagement session. All week leading up to the day we were planning to shoot, the weather looked beautiful…

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Grounds for Sculpture Engagement | Alexandria & Jon

Hamilton Township, New Jersey | One of my favorite parts about shooting engagement sessions, aside from meeting all of my sweet couples before their wedding day, is getting to go to locations I might not have explored on my own! When Alexandria suggested shooting at Grounds for Sculpture for their engagement photos, I was all…

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Sunrise Hoboken Waterfront Engagement | Maria & Matt

Hoboken, New Jersey | I absolutely love whenever my couples are up for a sunrise session! Although my brain isn’t always happy when it has to wake up before 6am, it’s so worth it for the empty streets and glowy light. We originally scheduled this session based around Matt’s work schedule, and but that morning…

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Providence RI Engagement | Marissa & Bradley

Providence, Rhode Island | When your couple wants to take their engagement photos in a museum… you do it! Marissa’s vision for her and Bradley’s engagement photos was very chic, very candid, and very editorial — and I think we certainly achieved that. The RISD Museum was the perfect setting to bring her vision to…

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Spring Princeton University Engagement | Casey & Tim

Princeton, New Jersey | I’m so excited to share my first engagement session of the spring with Casey and Tim! Although the weather was touch and go all day — even a few rain showers on my drive there — things cleared up and gave us some beautifully diffused cloudy skies, and just the right…

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Boston Public Garden Engagement | Courtney & Ryan

Boston, Massachusetts | We shipped up to Boston for Courtney and Ryan’s engagement session, and of course it happened to be one of the coldest weekends of the year so far! Thankfully it was 40° the Friday that we were shooting, because the next day was about 10° — and the following weekend was even…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Engagement | Katie & Matt

Brooklyn, New York | January sessions definitely aren’t for the faint of heart, but Katie and Matt totally killed it in the cold!⁠ These two first connected on Bumble (just like me and my own Matt ) — and funny enough they’re both originally from California, and even had some mutual friends, but didn’t meet…

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Fall Cross Estate Gardens Engagement | Lucie & Jon

Bernardsville, New Jersey | This was my LAST engagement session of 2021! It’s crazy to believe that 35+ engagement sessions later I’m nearly done for the year — but still two more weddings left before ringing in 2022. Lucie and Jon first met when they were working together as teachers! ⁠ As Lucie tells it,…

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Engagements

Spring Cross Estate Gardens Engagement | Vivian & Simon

Bernardsville, New Jersey | When I say I am obsessed with this engagement session, I mean it! Vivian and Simon’s initial vision for their engagement photos was amongst the cherry blossoms at Branch Brook Park. However, we slightly missed the window for peak bloom and decided to pivot and shoot at Cross Estate Gardens instead…

Read the Post

Sunrise Brooklyn Bridge NYC Engagement | Allie & Shray

New York, New York | One of my favorite places in the city to shoot is on the Brooklyn Bridge — however, it is also one of the craziest (and at times, scariest!) places to be at any time other than sunrise. There are so many people on bikes and tourists taking photos that shooting…

Read the Post

Spring Princeton University Engagement | Maria & Michael

Princeton, New Jersey | From the first time chatting with Maria and Michael, I knew they were going to be the absolute sweetest! I was so excited to meet them when the time finally came for their engagement session. All week leading up to the day we were planning to shoot, the weather looked beautiful…

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Grounds for Sculpture Engagement | Alexandria & Jon

Hamilton Township, New Jersey | One of my favorite parts about shooting engagement sessions, aside from meeting all of my sweet couples before their wedding day, is getting to go to locations I might not have explored on my own! When Alexandria suggested shooting at Grounds for Sculpture for their engagement photos, I was all…

Read the Post

Sunrise Hoboken Waterfront Engagement | Maria & Matt

Hoboken, New Jersey | I absolutely love whenever my couples are up for a sunrise session! Although my brain isn’t always happy when it has to wake up before 6am, it’s so worth it for the empty streets and glowy light. We originally scheduled this session based around Matt’s work schedule, and but that morning…

Read the Post

Providence RI Engagement | Marissa & Bradley

Providence, Rhode Island | When your couple wants to take their engagement photos in a museum… you do it! Marissa’s vision for her and Bradley’s engagement photos was very chic, very candid, and very editorial — and I think we certainly achieved that. The RISD Museum was the perfect setting to bring her vision to…

Read the Post

Spring Princeton University Engagement | Casey & Tim

Princeton, New Jersey | I’m so excited to share my first engagement session of the spring with Casey and Tim! Although the weather was touch and go all day — even a few rain showers on my drive there — things cleared up and gave us some beautifully diffused cloudy skies, and just the right…

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Boston Public Garden Engagement | Courtney & Ryan

Boston, Massachusetts | We shipped up to Boston for Courtney and Ryan’s engagement session, and of course it happened to be one of the coldest weekends of the year so far! Thankfully it was 40° the Friday that we were shooting, because the next day was about 10° — and the following weekend was even…

Read the Post

Brooklyn Bridge Park Engagement | Katie & Matt

Brooklyn, New York | January sessions definitely aren’t for the faint of heart, but Katie and Matt totally killed it in the cold!⁠ These two first connected on Bumble (just like me and my own Matt ) — and funny enough they’re both originally from California, and even had some mutual friends, but didn’t meet…

Read the Post

Fall Cross Estate Gardens Engagement | Lucie & Jon

Bernardsville, New Jersey | This was my LAST engagement session of 2021! It’s crazy to believe that 35+ engagement sessions later I’m nearly done for the year — but still two more weddings left before ringing in 2022. Lucie and Jon first met when they were working together as teachers! ⁠ As Lucie tells it,…

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