Nicole and Rob | Allaire State Park Engagement Photos

When Nicole and Rob booked me for their The Merion wedding, they mentioned they wanted to have their dogs with their engagement photos. Since they live in Long Island, I had to find a location that welcomed dogs, fit my brand and was relatively close to both our locations. Allaire State Park immediately came to mind. Allaire State Park Engagement Photos are always so much fun! Located in Monmouth County, it has landscapes and cool buildings to use as backdrops. I knew it was the perfect location for their engagement session!

First, their dogs Gemma and Lyla are friggin adorable! They were so good when it was time for them to get their photos done and when they had to sit off to the side. Second, Nicole and Rob are so in love! My favorite part was hearing Nicole’s infectious laugh, it’s enough to make Rob’s cool demeanor melt. I’ve known Nicole for a long time, so it’s an honor to capture these photos for her.

A couple of different things I tried in these photos was framing Nicole and Rob with various elements around the park. I also found a puddle of water where I added some red leaves for color, lit them with my flash and captured their reflection in it. They were such a joy to be around and photograph and I can’t wait for their wedding day!