Best of 2018 Engagement Photos | By New Jersey Wedding Photographer Melanie Cassie Photography

Best of 2018 Engagement Photos

Engagement sessions are my absolute favorite! I love getting to know brides and grooms and seeing their love for one another. If you are newly engaged and thinking of doing an engagement session, but not sure if it’s for you, check this out: 8 Reasons for an Engagement Session.

Sunsets are so beautiful along LBI’s western shores overlooking Barnegat Bay. This makes Long Beach Island my favorite area for engagement sessions. Knowing the Island’s nooks and crannies is very important especially during the summer season. As a local resident I love the beach, the bay and especially Barnegat Light’s lighthouse and the town of Beach Haven.

Jake + Melani’s Engagement Session

Melani + Jake enjoyed their time together exploring Barnegat Light. With sailboats and Old Barney setting the scene, this was a great set up to capture their love.

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As the sun set, the colors came out for an amazing sky over the Barnegat Bay.

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Dan + Beckie’s Engagement Session

Starting in a wooded area, the light made for a whimsical scene. Beckie’s request was for some greenery and she was thrilled.

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We then moved to the beach where we started in an open dune entrance. I asked them to play a game, “Close your eyes. Imagine yourselves in 5 years.” What are they thinking? Animals… Children… House… Big Happy Family?

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Looking for colors in the sky, we stayed late past sundown. When packing up, we were caught off guard by an epic moonrise. It’s hard to believe this was a rescheduled rain date. What a perfect day!

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Neil + Jackie’s Engagement Session

In the heat of summer with lots of people everywhere on LBI, finding a secluded location is not easy. Challenge accepted! I’m sucker for a happy couple on a lifeguard stand.

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While exploring Beach Haven, we set aside time for sunset on the bay. The spot was very busy, but the sunset spectators were very open to giving us a little space. They all were very happy for Jackie and Neil. THANK YOU! So happy it worked out, even the sailboat came through at the right time. Only if you could see the amount of people behind and to the sides of this photo.

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Ben + Alyssa’s Engagement Session

The beautiful open beaches of Long Beach Island make it the perfect destination for an engagement session free from staging. The romantic and all natural setting is priceless! I often ask couples to do their thing. “Go on a walk and talk. Like I’m not even here.” A walk along the soft sands is relaxing and intimate.

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Fiery sky on the water’s edge finished off a great engagement session.

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