This was such an exciting engagement in Spring Lake, New Jersey!! Not just because we got to shoot at the beach again (we’re dreaming of summer), but because Christen was my (Josiah’s) boss for a few years while I was in college. We spent a ton of time together in the office planning film shoots, projects, editing revisions, along with trips to Atlanta and D.C. for two film shoots. She was an awesome boss and an even better friend who made for such a fun time in the office. She’s really goofy and quirky, and so kind and super talented with calligraphy and hand lettering. Christen actually made all of our invitations for our own wedding two years ago. She runs her own business – check it here – for calligraphy and hand lettering.
We had never met Will, but we were sure he was a great guy because Christen liked him a lot, and we were right. They are perfect together! Will is so nice, a little goofy, and really loves Christen. You can see it written all over their faces how much they truly love one another. We couldn’t be more excited for both of them!
I was supposed to be at a wedding the weekend Will proposed, but a broken toe (I dropped my iPad on it, haha!), kept me in town. Instead of hobbling myself to the dance floor, Will and I went to his brother’s house to babysit his niece and nephew. I casually chatted with his mom when I heard Will call me outside. In the front yard stood his four-year-old nephew, holding my grandmother/great grandmother’s ring. He sheepishly asked me to be his “Aunt Christen,” then Will got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Once the kiddos were in bed and parents were home, we snuck off together for some celebratory drinks and cheesecake. Our favorite part of the whole night was Facetiming with friends and family–we even had a friend run around her house fist pumping with excitement!
We love you guys! Thank you so much for trusting us with your photos and for inviting us into your home for dinner afterwards! It was delicious! We cannot wait to see you guys again in just a few short months. Until then, we hope you enjoy some of our favorites from your engagement session!