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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.

Sunrise Hoboken Waterfront Engagement

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 I found out his schedule had changed and he had actually been working until 2:30am that morning — and it was before 7am when we started shooting! I felt terrible, but Matt was such a trooper despite the early wakeup call.

Maria and I actually went to the same high school! Although we didn’t know each other well, I was so excited when she reached out about her wedding day.

Maria and Matt met right after Maria graduated college in 2017 when they were both working at a restaurant in town while looking for full time work. When they first met Matt was in another relationship, but they quickly became friends. Maria started realizing she liked him, and had a sneaking suspicion he liked her too, but the timing just wasn’t right. They lost touch for a couple of months when Matt got another job, but Maria eventually heard he and his previous girlfriend had broken up. Fate brought them back together, and they started dating at the beginning of 2018.

Fast forward to December 2021, when Matt popped the question on the rooftop of their building in Hoboken, with the beautiful city skyline view behind them! Maria absolutely loves her ring. “I told him the shape and band I wanted,” she explained, “We went browsing in the store and tried some on. It ended up being bigger than I expected, which was a great surprise!”

Together these two live in Hoboken, and love going on walks with their dog, Zoe, traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time outside and down the shore, and binging Netflix. I am so excited for their wedding next May at the Westmount Country Club!

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