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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.

Golden Hour Hoboken Waterfront Engagement

Hoboken, New Jersey


I can’t imagine a more perfect way to close out my engagement sessions for the year than with Maggie and Matt! We had the most beautiful, golden hour glow for their photos — and not to mention had so much fun along the way.

These two first met in college! As Maggie tells it, “We knew each other freshman year at Villanova, but didn’t keep in touch. I was friends with Matt’s other friends, so we knew each other but did not really hang out. Come senior year we all go on a trip to Las Vegas for fall break — and since then our running joke is what happens in Vegas evidently does not stay in Vegas! We started officially dating a few months later senior year, and since then did long distance post-college for two years while Matt was in Philly and I was in NYC. Then in summer of 2020 Matt moved to NYC where we lived separately but finally in the same city for another two years.”

Now Maggie and Matt live together in Hoboken, and have to say it’s their favorite place they’ve been together so far!

Matt officially popped the question last month — and Maggie, of course said yes! “A few weeks back, Matt told me he made dinner reservations with our good friends Greg and Julia. I was a little suspicious of course because he usually isn’t the one planning dinners like this. What I didn’t know was behind the scenes he had planned to propose on our way to dinner along the water in Hoboken. However, Hurricane Ophelia was rolling in and he had to pivot and two days before ran around to every bar and restaurant in Hoboken to find a good spot that was indoors! He ended up with a great spot and got me there in a back private room where he proposed — and then he planned a whole dinner and night with our families and a few of our closest friends. It was perfect!”

Maggie’s ring is absolutely stunning. “We decided to go ring shopping together to try styles on. I always trusted Matt to pick something beautiful out, but I couldn’t commit to what setting I wanted until I tried on. I ended up not even going with any I tried on a send him some inspiration pictures which he then customized off of.”

Together these two love to try new places to eat, playing cards and games, and just relaxing on the couch with wine and our cat on a night in. I’m so excited for their wedding day next August at one of my favorite places, The Ryland Inn!

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