Spring has arrived!!! (Well, the calendar says it has, I'm no so sure considering it was 40 degrees this past weekend).. With that I am full speed ahead with engagement sessions.
So, this blog post is all about "WHERE".. WHERE should your engagement session?
Once you ask yourself "Who are you? What do you like to do together.." The answer is pretty simple actually...
When I discuss locations with clients Its a matter of personal style and what interests them. Over the years I've narrowed my suggestions down to three main types of locations.
CITY: Hoboken is one of my favorite city locations as it offers great views, easy access to multiple places that are all within walking distance. Another area that offers the same combination is DUMBO in Brooklyn.
PARKS: New Jersey has an amazing assortment of Parks. The New Jersey Botanical gardens, Garret Mountain Reservation, Grounds for Sculpture to name a few.
BEACH: New Jersey has roughly 141 miles of beach front for you to go to, as mentioned earlier I try to choose locations that offer some variety. Meaning the beaches I prefer don't just have a beach. But have more to offer in addition to a beach.
Sandy Hook and Asbury Park are two of my favorites as they offer a nice beach + older historical buildings. Sandy Hook however is one of the few locations in New Jersey that we get sunsets on the water. (see photos)
For clients who like to play and have some fun, Jenkinsons has all the rides, games as well as the beach. (see photos)
Still undecided? A few unique locations I've had. Giants stadium, Yankees stadium, Private airfield, The Met, A family members private home etc.
The bottom line, I look for clients to choose a location that has some historical or sentimental meaning to them. Like an activity that they have always enjoyed doing or a place they went to often while dating. This allows them to reach their comfort zone faster resulting in more natural images.
As always, If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!