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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.

Spring Lake Beach Divine Park Engagement

Spring Lake, New Jersey


My last Spring Lake engagement session of the year (at least, I think!). I shot more this year in Spring Lake than any other location, but it’s one of my favorite places so I certainly can’t complain. And I had the best time working with Kaitlin and Chris!

I’m so happy these two decided to do an outfit change, because the best part about having two outfits for your engagement session is having two totally different vibes in your photos! From fall to summer, Kaitlin and Chris totally got the best of both worlds.

These two first met on Hinge and had their first date at The Wren on Bowery a few weeks after they started talking. As Kaitlin tells it, “We both knew after that first night that this would be different than people we dated in the past, and felt the connection pretty quickly.”

Fast forward to November of 2020 in Southampton, NY. A walk on the beach turned to a perfect proposal, and Kaitlin of course said yes!

“Chris has family that lives out there and it has always been a place that his family has spent a lot of time. We were staying for a long weekend in Sag Harbor, after our trip to Bermuda was cancelled due to COVID. The morning of the proposal, we had breakfast at one of our favorite brunch places, The Hampton Maid. After breakfast, we headed to take a walk on a beach that Chris’s family always went to when he was growing up because the weather was so nice that weekend. We walked about half a mile down the beach and Chris turned to me and started saying really sweet things, and then got down on one knee in the sand and asked me to marry him! It was so special and there was not anyone else on the beach — it was so nice that we were able to have such a special moment with just the two of us.”

Her ring is a gorgeous 3 stone ring set in platinum with radiant cut diamonds. Although they did go shopping together to figure out what Kaitlin liked, Chris designed it himself and it turned out perfectly!

“It is the perfect ring for me! I wanted something timeless and classic that wasn’t too trendy, and I feel like Chris nailed it. It came in right under the wire due to the difficulty of sourcing the stones (he got it a few days before we got engaged), and it turned out so perfectly!”

Together these two live in Hoboken and love to explore their city, golf, watch reality TV (Kaitlin is slowly converting Chris!), and spend time with family. I can’t wait to capture their November 12th wedding next year at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ!

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