Engagement at Sayen House + Gardens - Josiah & Steph Photography

Jeff + Raquel

We met up with Jeff and Raquel earlier this week for their engagement at Sayen House + Gardens in New Jersey. We’d never heard of this place and it really seems like someone just built a cool garden area surrounding their house and then let people come and walk around. It was pretty cool and seemed endless. I’m not sure that we even made it to every spot in this garden in the 2 hours we were shooting. Anyway, we had such an awesome time with these two. They made the shoot so much fun, and we really can’t wait to do it all again at their wedding next year!

Q: How did he propose?

Jeff proposed at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. We were planning to meet up with friends at a bar in Hoboken for a friend’s birthday. I wore jeans and sneakers, but Jeff put on fancy dress clothes and I immediately knew we were getting engaged. I quickly changed into the shirt I bought months earlier in hopes he would pop the question. On the way to the proposal, we hit a ton of traffic and Jeff anxiously checked his phone every few minutes checking in with family who were at the proposal site. I was filled with so much emotion.

When we walked to the pier there were rose gold balloons, rose petals, a “Marry Me” sign in the distance and a photographer waiting to capture the moment. As they walked closer to the water, I definitely started to ugly cry and everything after that was a blur! Afterwards, we drove home and were welcomed to an engagement party with their family and closest friends.

Q: What’s the best part about being engaged?

Our favorite part about being engaged is the enormous amount of love, support and excitement we feel from our family and friends for our future. We have had so much fun DIY-ing decor and planning all of our favorites into the big day.

Q: What is one piece of advice you have for other couples planning their wedding?

Plan the day for the two of you, exactly how you both picture it! Enjoy planning together and even in the busiest and stressful times, take a second to just be thankful you get to share it with your person.

To Jeff + Raquel:

Wwe had the best time with you guys earlier this week! Thanks for meeting us halfway and bringing some great energy and a ton of fun with you. We can’t wait for the wedding. It’s going to be so awesome! We’re working hard on the rest of your images and can’t wait to share them with you. Until then, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek at your engagement at Sayen House + Gardens.

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Engagement at Sayen House + Gardens


  1. Amy Dye says:

    Beautiful photos!!

  2. Annette Rodriguez says:

    Love all these pics. Sooo beautiful! ❤️

  3. Carlos says:

    Beautiful photos. Such a cute couple!

  4. Joseph Dye says:

    Wow very nice

  5. Nick Grasso says:

    They Look Great!!!

  6. Ash venino says:

    The cutest couple ever wish them a lifetime of happiness and love always <333

  7. Freddie Shaker says:

    You guys are so adorable! Love the proposal story lol
    I hope you get a Jets super bowl win as a wedding gift!!!

  8. Tuli says:


  9. Deborah Berg says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL every picture tells your Love Story ,can’t wait to see more

  10. Kelsey Nichols says:

    The most beautiful couple and pictures ❤️

  11. ruben says:

    two very beautiful souls congrats !!!

  12. Mark Pantalone says:

    These turned out great! Best of luck. Congratulations!

  13. Tatiana says:

    Cute pics 💕

  14. Eric Seats in Front says:

    You are a fabulous couple. Love the pictures.
    GO JETS!!

  15. Jeff Berg says:

    Jeffrey & Raquel your photos look Fantastic !💖💖 Looking forward to seeing the rest of them!

  16. Amanda says:

    These came out so cute!! Congratulations to you both!!

  17. Alex Handrinos says:

    These turned out amazing! So excited for the special day.

  18. Rich Murillo says:

    Beautiful just simply beautiful!

  19. Ellen says:

    You both look so happy & they came out perfect! Love you both! 🤍

  20. Katerina Ninivaggi says:

    Beautiful photos for a beautiful couple!

  21. Hedia Daniel says:

    The cutest pictures for the cutest couple❤️

  22. Justin Galante says:

    Happy for you both, so happy and excited to see this amazing day finally happen

  23. Julian says:

    Awesome pics guys !!! Sooo cute 🥰

  24. Brittany says:

    Beautiful pictures !!! Congratulations

  25. George says:

    Congratulations Jeff and Raquel, may you have a lifetime of happiness

  26. Jeffrey berg says:

    So happy with how these came there perfect ! Can’t wait to see the rest

  27. Stephanie says:

    The cutest pictures for the cutest couple I’m obsessed!!

  28. Jess Bucci says:

    Love this couple and these pics!!! ❤️😍 cannot wait for the wedding!

  29. Chi Akubueze says:

    Very happy for you two, these came out great!

  30. Christy says:

    Love these pictures

  31. Graham Miller says:

    So happy for you both! Can’t wait for the big day xx

  32. Jillene Dye-Brand says:

    Absolutely Amazing!!! I love the black and white one. You guys are so adorable!!! Can’t wait
    For your special day.

  33. Rob Torres says:

    Beautiful! Love you guys!

  34. Ashley Rosario says:

    Raquel and Jeff are the best! Such a funny, lovable happy couple! Pictures look amazing!!!! Can’t wait to see you both again!!!

  35. Jose DeJesus says:

    Congrats to you both!!! Good luck on this new journey together!!!

  36. Zachary Patterson says:

    These look amazing! So excited for y’all!

  37. John Dye says:

    These photos came out awesome. You 2 look so happy together. Cant wait for the wedding!

  38. Jason Rodriguez says:

    Beautiful photos to a beautiful couple! Love it !

  39. Amelia says:

    The wedding we’ve all been waiting for!

  40. Shaun Hemraj says:

    Beautiful pictures!
    Congrats Jeff & Raquel!

  41. Nikkisha Audain says:

    Congratulations MF bout time you put a ring on it

    Love Time Clock 😂

  42. Michelle Videla says:

    You did and the pics are beautiful congrats to the happy couple

  43. Anthony L Ciancio Sr. says:

    Bro those pictures came out awesome! You guys look amazing. Congratulations and all the best to you both!

  44. Mike says:

    So excited!!!

  45. Raquel Rodriguez says:

    We are so happy with how these pictures turned out. We cannot thank you enough for these beautiful photos!!

  46. Rick Rodriguez says:

    Just beautiful!

  47. Molly Van Norstrand says:

    I’m so obsessed with these photos. They are truly beautiful and capture the love between these two. COUNTING DOWN until next year

  48. Arminda Collucci says:

    What beautiful pictures !! Just lovely!! Wishing you all the best!!

  49. Trey Hightower says:

    Love you both and congratulations! 💙💙

  50. Michael collucci says:

    You guys are too much Jeff I didn’t realize you were such a romantic guy beautiful proposal great pictures God bless both of you

  51. Gia Collucci says:

    Congratulations, wishing you both nothing but happiness❤️

  52. Danielle parisi says:

    The most beautiful pictures!! Can’t wait to celebrate you two!!

  53. Chris Ramos says:

    BEAUTIFUL !!! Congratulations and god bless the both of you ❤️

  54. Maria says:

    Gorgeous pictures of an amazing couple.
    Beautiful memories ♥️♥️

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