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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.

Vibrant Spring Skylands Manor Engagement

Ringwood, New Jersey


I had the best time working with Alyssa and Andrew! We had an absolutely beautiful mid-June day for their engagement session at Skylands Manor, one of my favorite places to shoot engagements.

These two first met through through Hinge in 2018 (online dating success stories forever)! As Alyssa tells it, “Andrew made the first move by responding to the “two truths and a lie” question on my profile. After talking for a few days, we decided to meet up. We met at a coffee shop in his hometown and hung out chatting for a couple hours. We ended up going to Calandra’s Bakery and chatted there until they closed. By the time I got home that night, we already set up our second date. I think we both knew from the first day that our connection was special.”

Fast-forward a few years, and Andrew popped the question! “We were dating for a little over 3 years. I love going to wineries/cideries/breweries and there is a really pretty winery out in Pennsylvania that I’ve gone to with my family several times — Blue Ridge Estate. My mom “invited” us to do a winery trip the first weekend in November before it got too cold. My entire family was there. He proposed pretty much right when we got there because he wanted to do it before his family got there so I wouldn’t be suspicious (I obviously didn’t know his family was going to be there). It was a beautiful day at one of my favorite places!”

Alyssa’s ring is absolutely stunning. “It is exactly what I wanted! It is a round diamond with diamonds on the band. We went together to get ideas and I sent him pictures of what I wanted.”

Together these two live in Morristown, NJ and love going on adventures with their (ADORABLE) dogs, trying new restaurants, and discovering new breweries/wineries to frequent. I can’t wait to celebrate these two next September at Perona Farms!

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