Say “I Love You” at Batsto Village

Happy Valentine’s Day! What a perfect day to share a recent engagement session taken at Historical Batsto Village with this lovely couple.

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Stephanie and Phil met each other through an online dating website called OkCupid. They have been together since November 2014. The couple love the outdoor and camping. They took a road trip down to the Smokey Mountains. Phil asked Stephanie to marry him at The Elkmont Campgrounds in front of a night fire next to a running stream at their campsite.

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The couple picked Batsto because they love NJ history and the Pine Barrens. They also love the rustic old buildings and the atmosphere of the park.

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The couple wanted “just us being us”. Phil always wears plaid shirts so Stephanie worked around the color of Phil’s shirt. They are more of a private couple and like fun, silly and candid pictures. So during the session I tried to capture more images of the style they like.

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Stephanie’s hair color and cut was done by Kara Lynn; Blow out by Stephanie; Makeup by Megan. The three talented artists all work at Elan Hair Studio in Seagirl NJ. Stephanie’s nails were done by Jenny at Orchid Nails in Freehold, NJ.

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Their wedding is going to a champagne brunch on Sunday May 7, 2017. I will be their photographer for their big day. Congratulations once more to Stephanie and Phil’s engagement. I look forward to the wedding!

Interested in finding out what the couple say about MuSen? Read their testimonial here.

Romantic Autumn Sunset Row Boat Engagement Session

This beautiful fall season brought me beautiful love stories. I captured my very first engagement session and it is with a very special theme – Row Boat.

Raleigh enjoys fresh water fishing while Isabel enjoys horseback riding. They both enjoy spending time outside and with their rescue dog, Robbie.

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They met through a mutual friend. They chatted via email and eventually went out.

Raleigh proposed in the middle of Palmer Square with friends hiding in trees taking pictures and a champagne toast.

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They will be getting married at Mercer Lake with a reception immediately following on June 9th, 2017. Isabel is most excited about all the personal touches they are making to make their wedding unique. Can’t ruin the surprise!

They went for their usual outdoor hiking or adventuring outfits. They chose colors that would really stand out with the changing leaves while staying comfortable. They are really lucky to have a personal stylist!

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Isabel’s best friend suggested the row boat theme as an omage to Raleigh’s love of fishing and setting the theme of getting married on a lake. She said she imagined it to be like “The Little Mermaid’s Kiss the Girl” scene. The Autumn leaves were a huge bonus! And their dog Robbie is part of their family and he will be in the wedding so it was only fitting to have him in the shoot. The row boat was only scary when Isabel had to change positions and it got a little rocky! Not to mention she does get a little sea sick!

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MuSen’s Notes: Prior to the session I did a pretty throughout location scouting to make sure we can fully take advantage of the beautiful sunset lighting during golden hours. It was a fun session and to add more varieties we also captured pictures at the nearby park, the dock, and the edge of the lake. I reserve the couple’s most favorite images to be used for their Save-The-Date announcement and not sharing them anywhere in my blog, website, or social media sites. Congratulations once more and wish the two happily ever after.

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Interested in finding out what the couple say about MuSen? Read their testimonial here.