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Capture Your Love Story in Style: NJ & NYC Engagement Session Tips

Hey there, lovebirds! Congratulations – you’re getting married! If you’re like us, you believe the best photos aren’t about stiff poses or forced smiles. They’re about capturing those real moments of laughter, quiet intimacy, and the joy bubbling over as you celebrate this incredible time. That’s where we come in! We’re a husband-and-wife photography team, obsessed with telling your unique love story through candid, documentary-style photos that feel authentically you.

Your engagement photos are a beautiful way to celebrate this exciting chapter in your lives! Choosing between the urban energy of New York City and New Jersey’s diverse landscapes opens up amazing possibilities for your engagement photography. Let’s dive into tips and ideas!

Overcoming Nerves: Feeling Your Best and Letting Your Love Shine

The Comfort Factor

Feeling confident starts with what you wear! Choose outfits that make you feel amazing and express your personalities as a couple. Think about the kinds of clothes you love to wear together, whether it’s a playful sundress and crisp linen shirt, a stylish pair of jeans and a cool leather jacket

The Power of Practice

An engagement session is the perfect way to shake off camera jitters. You’ll get comfy with us, and we’ll learn what poses and prompts bring out those genuine smiles.

Trust the Process

We’re all about building real connections with our couples. Think of us as friends with cameras who are experts at capturing those fleeting moments you’ll want to relive forever.

Effortless Prep (and a Little Pampering!) for Epic Engagement Photos

Comfort is Key

Wear outfits that let you move, groove, laugh, and cuddle without worrying about wardrobe malfunctions! Consider the weather and how much walking you’ll be doing.

Color Coordination 

Complementary colors and patterns make for gorgeous photos. Steer clear of big logos, clashing shades, and anything that might look dated a few years down the road.

Two Looks, Double the Magic

A casual outfit and a slightly dressier look give you more versatility for all the ways you’ll use your photos!

Focus on the Feeling

Our approach is all about capturing the real moments – the giggles, whispers, and those looks of adoration. We’ll help you relax and be yourselves with some simple guidance along the way. Want to see how this looks in action? Our blog post, Candid Wedding Photography NJ & NY: Natural Photos, Relaxed Experience is full of examples!

Location Inspiration: NYC’s Energy or NJ’s Natural Beauty

Golden Hour Glow

That magical hour before sunset? It’s photography gold! We’ll help you find the perfect spot and time for your session.

NYC’s Iconic Vibes

Craving classic city energy? Let’s hit up Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, or your favorite hidden neighborhood gem.

NJ’s Diverse Landscapes

From Liberty State Park’s stunning views to the quaint charm of Cape May, NJ’s got something for everyone. Need more specific NJ engagement photography locations? We’ve got a whole list of our top picks!

Your Photos, Your Legacy: Creative Ways to Share Your Love Story

Beyond capturing your love story, these engagement photos offer a multitude of uses! For a timeless way to preserve your memories, look at our Art & Heirloom.

Announce Your Love in Style

Design save-the-dates that scream ‘this is us!’ with your favorite engagement shots.

Your Website, Your Way

Let your photos set the tone for your entire wedding website.

Memories to Sign

Create a guest book full of your stunning engagement photos for friends and family to sign.

Decorate Your Space

Turn those precious moments into beautiful wall art to enjoy every single day.

Spread the Joy

Share a photo series on social media and let the world celebrate with you!

Make It Personal

Bring props that reflect your unique story – think shared hobbies, meaningful objects, or even your fur baby!

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Let’s Capture the Magic of Your Love Story!

We can’t wait to document your wedding journey, starting with engagement photos that feel as fun and authentic as your love. Want to chat about your vision? Let’s Connect!


Storytellers of love


Ishan is innovative, quick-paced & tech-savvy. Preeti is artistic with a formal education in both photography & design.

Together, we use our individual yet complementary skills & styles to create timeless photos ​​​​​​​you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Combining our strategic vision with artistic eye, we create a unique experience that reflects your personal story & meaningful photos.