Michelle and Jim gave me a very surprising first for their New Jersey Engagement Session. Finally, three years after the start of Kristen Maus Photography, I was asked to shoot a session in Hoboken! Urban sessions provide so many of my favorite backdrops - cobblestone, brick, interesting architecture, and of course, the beautiful skyline. Hoboken has such a great variety in such a small space that it gave us a great chance to explore some well-known areas as well as some undiscovered gems. It’s always so much fun traipsing through a location on an adventure to find the perfect frame!
As a Bergen County Wedding Photographer, I have the pleasure of photographing engagement sessions for many brides and grooms. I’m always on the lookout for a new location with good lighting and complimentary landscapes. Though an engagement session location can be delightfully simple, it can also be reminiscent of a sentimental moment, like your first date, or it can represent who you are as a couple. It’s a great way to express your coupling and commitment before your wedding day.
During an engagement session, you can kick back, relax and get to know the rhythms of your photographer a little more. This will help prepare you for the wedding day portraits. The more relaxed you are around your photographer, the more pleased you’ll be with the final product. Think of the engagement session as a dress rehearsal where you get amazing photographs of you and your spouse-to-be in a location that’s beautiful, meaningful, or perhaps even both.
A big thank you to Michelle and Jim for taking the time to discover all the great views that Hoboken has to offer, and of course for sharing this awesome time before your wedding with me!
2016 has felt like the year of the rustic wedding and Jesse and Jane stayed true to that! A true down-home celebration that celebrated them as a couple in the most simplest of fashions, completely unique to them. There were strung lights, hot dogs, bug spray, and bbq sauce as favors. Pretty much all of my favorite things rolled into one night. Guests ate inside the lit up barn while dancing under a tent surrounded by New Jersey woodlands (and maybe a creature or two!) Jane and Jesse were such an easy going down to earth couple. They along with their family and friends made my night so enjoyable. Hope you two enjoy newly married life!