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Spring Uptown Hoboken Engagement

Hoboken, New Jersey


A perfect spring evening for Christina and Stephen’s engagement photos in one of my favorite places! These two have lived together in Hoboken since February of 2021, so it was a super meaningful setting to the two of them.

Christina and Stephen first met in 2016 during Christina’s final round interview a recruiting agency, where they both discovered they grew up in the same town but never knew each other (despite having mutual friends). They quickly became friends but were never single at the same time, until December of 2018 when they both were on a company trip in Cancun, Mexico. As Stephen tells it, Christina boldly announced her crush for Stephen during Happy Hour at the bar. Stephen was in disbelief, but they kept things professional for the remainder of the trip. However, upon their return, they eventually began hanging out outside of work and discovered their instant chemistry. The rest, as they say, is history!

Stephen proposed at Chart House in Weehawken, overlooking Hudson Yards, and surrounded by clapping patrons. “To be honest, I barely remember what I said! It must have worked, because she said yes!” Stephen’s philosophy for the ring was that Christina has to wear it for the rest of her life so she might as well love it! For Valentine’s Day in 2021, Stephen took Christina ring shopping in the diamond district of NYC. Although Stephen was planning on proposing the following year, Christina had announced that she was ready to be proposed to after selecting her ring, so naturally the timeline moved up!

Together, these two absolutely love watching movies and TV shows. “We’re Leos, so relaxation and shopping are our favorite things to do. We love trying new restaurants, but if we find something really great Stephen will order it several times over.” They also love traveling, watching Michigan football, and hosting parties at their apartment in Hoboken.

I can’t wait to celebrate these two in just a few short weeks at Battello in Jersey City — it’s going to be such a beautiful day!

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