Windy Beach Engagement Session in Cape May | NJ Photographer
Windy Beach Engagement in Cape may

Windy Beach Engagement in Cape May Olivia and Chris

Engagements

February 28, 2021

When Olivia and Chris reached out about having me capture their engagement session in Cape May I knew it would be unique – because it was for February! It’s not every day that a couple wants to do a beach engagement session in the winter, but I loved their vision!! Olivia described it as a “windy beach shoot” and it was exactly that! It was actually 32 degrees on the day of the session – and verrrry windy! But the winter light, the cold and wind made for some perfect cuddling and windswept photos, too.

We were supposed to do the entire session on the beach but, halfway through the session we took a break to warm up in our cars and when we went back out for the second part in Olivia and Chris’s second outfits, it had gotten soooo much windier! It made it really hard to shoot at that point so we made the impromptu decision to go to Congress Hall to wrap up the session. In the end, it turned out perfectly because Congress Hall was empty and made for a charming backdrop.

Chris and Olivia met while working on the midterm elections in Nashua, New Hampshire and went to Boston for their first date. Olivia remembers eating the biggest lobster they ever saw, ha! They now live in DC but Chris is from Cape May and this beautiful South Jersey location holds a special place in their hearts. Take a peek at some of my favorite images from their session below!

Windy Beach Engagement in Cape May

Engaged couple walking on the beach in Cape May Couple wearing taupe colored coats posing for winter beach shoot in Cape May Engaged couple wearing winter coats and hat Documentary style session on the beach in Cape May Engaged couple hugging during engagement photos

The Proposal

“Chris and I talk a lot about our future on a regular basis. Chris and I had talked about getting engaged and had planned a timeline for it due to our shared finances. Chris and I were still in law school and he asked if I could take the weekend to go “somewhere.” Our schedules were so booked between work and school that even that weekend we had to take the MPRE (ethics exam). We decided to go after the exam and into the workweek to Boston. When we went to dinner after arriving in Boston, I could see a square shape object bulging from Chris’s pocket. I knew it was coming!”
Photo of engaged couple wearing beige sweaters and black pants Candid photo of couple at the beach during a winter session Couple kissing and posing with Corgi Close-up of engaged couples' hands Engaged couple looking lovingly at each other on the beach in the winter Corgi wearing a Save the Date bandana with engaged couple at the beachEngaged couple taking pictures with Corgi on the beach in the winter Corgi wearing a Save the Date bandana Engaged couple sitting on a blanket in the high grasses at Sunset Beach in Cape May Engaged couple sitting on blanket at Sunset Beach in Cape May Engaged couple embracing on the beach in Cape May

All about the ring

“I love the scallops on the band and the shape, it’s pear. I helped pick it out haha”

Pear-shaped diamond engagement ring in geometric glass ring box
Engaged couple sitting on a blanket on the beach in Cape May Engaged couple sitting on the beach and cuddling with each otherEngaged couple posing for photos on the beach on Sunset Beach in Cape May Couple walking away together on the beach in Cape May NJEngaged couple sitting on a blanket in the sand dunes and kissing Couple laughing on the beach in Cape May Engaged couple sitting facing each other on the beach in the winter Engaged couple holding hands and kissing on the beach in the winterEngaged couple sitting on a plaid blanket on the beach during winterEngaged couple kissing in the sand dunes on the beach in Cape MayPear-shaped diamond engagement ring

One thing they love about each other

“I love Chris’s perseverance and Chris loves my sense of humor.”

Engaged couple holding each other on a jetty at iconic Cape May beach location Engaged couple on a windy day at the beach Engaged woman wearing green velvet dress from Baltic Born kissing fiance on a jetty Pear shaped engagement ring in a geometric glass box engaged couple standing in front of Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ Engaged couple wearing dressy outfits on the patio of Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ Couple dancing in front of Congress Hall in Cape May for their engagement photos Couple posing in front of Congress Hall in Cape May for their engagement photos Couple walking in front of Congress Hall in Cape May for their engagement photos Couple embracing in front of Congress Hall in Cape May for their engagement photos Couple walking in front of Congress Hall in Cape May for their engagement photos Couple holding each other in front of Congress Hall in Cape May for their engagement photos Bride wearing green velvet dress from Baltic Born holding fiance's hand Groom talking to bride sitting on bar in front of Congress Hall in Cape May NJ Engaged couple walking away during Cape May engagement session

Thank you, Olivia and Chris, for allowing me to capture you in your favorite place and for sharing your story! Happy Wedding Planning!

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