Bill and Hillary | Engagement Session | South New Jersey Engagement Session | Smithville Historic Village, NJ
"For you see, each day I love you more,
today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow"
- Rosemond Gerard
Bill and Hillary's engagement session
We met near the bridge at Smithville historic village bright and early in the morning. I was excited to do the session at the village because I forget how pretty it is there. The village has so many great places to use like the old buildings, the bridge, cute paths and, wrought iron fences. We started out on the bridge. The light was so pretty. There were some clouds but I like to think of them as a natural filter!
These two looked great. Bill wore a blue suit and brown shoes. Hillary had a long flowy dress that had different shades of blues and greens. And I loved Hillary's sandals! We started out with some of the core poses that I like to go over with all my couples. These two rocked it! They are so cute together and when they pose the smiles are so natural.
These two met on the Bumble app. When they had their first date they started out their conversation with corny jokes and after that, there was no going back. Bill proposed to Hillary about a year and a half into their relationship. He asked her to marry him in Alexandria, Va on the river. I remember Hillary saying she thought something was going on despite Bill's attempt to keep everything a surprise. Of course, she said yes and they have been planning their wedding and enjoying their time as fiancés. When I asked what kind of wedding they were dreaming of they said, just a simple evening with family and friends. That sounds perfect to me.
After taking some photos on the bridge we headed down some of the paths in the village. I was happy to find a blooming dogwood tree and it happened to be by a blue building. My eyes light up and we headed right over to it. I love everything about this group of pictures. While we were walking around Hillary was commenting on all the animals including wanting chickens someday. It was so cute that a lady walking her dog went by and the little dog had to say hi to Hillary.
The next area we walked to made me say eeekkkk! Behind the Smithville inn were a wrought iron gate, a little cute greenhouse and a door that looked like it came out of Chip and Joanna's magnolia farms. Bill and Hillary in that greenhouse made me smile. Their love can be seen in those photos!! Oh yes, don't miss the chicken that decided to pose with them by the gate.
,The last part of the session was spent down by where couples have their outdoor ceremonies at the Smithville Inn. We took advantage of some leftover flowers that were on the arch. We also practiced some twirling and side walking. All the core poses they mastered and said they will work on the twirling part!
It was a gorgeous morning spent with a wonderful couple. This gallery is the biggest one I have ever delivered. There were so many good images that I had to share them all. I enjoyed the time we spent together talking about their plans and getting to know each other better. I think that it is an important part of the whole process. After all, I will be the one person you will spend the most time with on the day of your wedding.
Stay tuned for their wedding this October. It is going to be a fabulous day!
Oh and I can't forget to show you Hillary's beautiful engagement ring!
Hillary's dress is from Amazon.
Hillary's engagement ring was purchased from Select Jewelers
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