Alissa and Matt...Engaged | A south New Jersey Engagement session | Ocean City, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pa
Meet Matt and Alissa. I met these two last year when they were searching for a wedding photographer. When we met we clicked right away and I was excited to have been chosen to be their wedding photographer.
These two met each other 5 years ago through a mutual friend. Alissa wasn't interested in Matt romantically, but she was in denial about her love for him. They hung out sporadically for approximately 6 months and officially started dating September 2014. On October 18, 2014, they expressed the love they were feeling for each other. Fast forward 5 years to the exact day they will express their love for each other once again!
They love going to concerts, doing yoga, listening to podcasts, trying out new restaurants, relaxing at the beach, hiking or just sitting in their back yard enjoying a cocktail. They want their wedding day to be a celebration of love, surrounded by family and close friends. They also wanted to show everyone the love they have for their favorite spot, Ocean City, NJ. They are getting married at a catholic church on the island. We are taking pictures on the boardwalk and beach. The Flanders Hotel, an iconic vintage hotel. is the location for their reception.
Alissa and Matt have taken the "less is more" mentality with their wedding planning. They realize that the day isn't about decorations, food or the place. It is more about celebrating their love.
When we were talking about their engagement session I was excited to hear about their plans. These two love Ocean City, NJ. Matt's family has a home on the island and their heart belongs to the beach. But, they also love the big city life and wanted to do some photos in Philadelphia. I was like, 'sounds good to me. Let's do it."
𝓞𝓬𝓮𝓪𝓷 𝓒𝓲𝓽𝔂, 𝓝𝓙
The first part of their engagement session we did in Ocean City. We started at the beach close to Matt's family home. We had a perfect evening. Matt and Alissa were so easy to work with. They posed so well together. After some photos on the beach, the two wanted to get some shots of them and their bikes on the boardwalk. Alissa changed her outfit and all three of us rode bikes down the boardwalk. We wanted the sunset and the Ferris wheel in the photos. We got both!! These photos make me smile. They are some of my favorites!
Part 2 of their engagement session we did in October. I was on my way home from a wedding in Upstate New York. It worked out perfectly that I would be able to meet them in Philly on my way through Pa. We had another great weather day especially for October. I met them under the Ben Franklin Bridge at the Race Street pier. We used all areas of the pier, It was amazing. Photographers adore areas like this! I loved the bridge in the background. Some of the perspectives and lines came out so wonderful.
I am looking forward to celebrating with these two. I too love Ocean City! I am excited to photograph Alissa and Matt in the beautiful town, on the boardwalk, in the historic Flanders Hotel and of course on the beach!
They are only a few sleeps away from becoming Mr and Mrs!
Memories by Maria
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