I often don’t post many pictures of myself on here, but I’m sure you have seen the handful of blogs about my parents, sisters, and of course my amazing boyfriend, Matt. I can’t help but share all of these of Matt and I with you. We try to do pictures twice a year, just so I can practice new techniques and I just love taking pictures with my amazing man. Little did I know, our couple’s session was going to turn into an engagement session!
Yes, you read that right, ENGAGEMENT session!
Matt proposed on December 17, it was our two year anniversary and asked me while we were in our favorite spot at Longwood Gardens.
The first time we had gone to Longwood was a month after we had started dating, yes we were and still are crazy enough to go walk around the 1,000+ acre gardens in the winter. It was also the first time I took pictures of us, and yes we had taken pictures on the very same bench where Matt popped the question.
I have been asked many times already if I knew he was going to propose, I had no idea when it was going to happen. There were so many thoughts running through my mind when I saw him turn around and pull out a little black box. All of those thoughts disappeared when I looked into his eyes and he asked me that little four word question, “Will you marry me?”
I am looking forward to spending many years with Matt and I’m sure you will be seeing a handful of other blogs about the two of us in the coming years.
During the summer months, Renae and Tom spend their days at the beach, playing soccer, washers, swimming, and of course watching amazing sunsets over the bay. Celebrating the start of another chapter in their lives, they wanted to capture an amazing close to the summer. We tried for a great sunset, but a storm was rolling in just as the evening started.
Don’t worry! We still had a blast walking around the sandy beach on the bay side of Brigantine. The Atlantic City casino lights were shinning bright as Tom spun Renae around dancing just out of the waves reach.
Our adventure of finding a sunset didn’t end there, we set out the next night and found an amazing colorful sky and a red sun. Harrah’s Casino in AC has a great bay walk behind it. We walked along the path towards a dock that we knew would be a great spot for the pictures I had in mind. It was so much fun watching and taking pictures of an adorable couple during the magic of a red setting sun.
It was a warm July afternoon a few days before Independence Day, I meet Dan and Dionna in Wildwood, NJ. We had been planning their session for a little while, when it was decided that the sunset over the bay would be the perfect location for them. We headed to the Jersey shore with the hundreds of others that were spending their Fourth of July weekend at the beach.
What better a place to spend a summer off from college than at the beach with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Dan and Dionna are doing just that! They went to high school together and reconnected on Thanksgiving Eve in 2015, but it was not until February of this year that they started dating.
The beach loving couple were so much fun to work with, it seemed like I was just another passerbyer as these two laughed, joked, and smiled through the whole session. It was as if I was not there at all, and the colors of the clouds in the amazing July sunset made for a beautiful backdrop for this gorgeous duo.
When you look up prom on Google you will find article after article, picture after picture, and checklist after checklist. These articles and pictures and checklists tell you “everything you need to know about” prom. Today prom is so much more than just a glamour night, the lead up to the dance is a big deal now too. Promposals are asked, girls spend the afternoon getting ready, the guys pull on their jacket and pick up their dates, and meet up with a group of friends for group photos. For Renae and Tom, they go take pictures before they meet up with the group.
These two are so much fun to work with, I’ve posted about them before. Our high schools have junior and senior proms because the classes are pretty big. Renae found a beautiful lake with a water fountain in the middle of it. As beautiful as the lake was, Tom and Renae made the lake look just like a lake, because they looked stunning all dressed up.
While we had a great time shooting, it was nothing compared the amazing time they had at prom.
Today is TLM Productions’ 40th blog! It’s crazy to think that we have been blogging for over a year now; bring you 40 different tips, tricks, ideas to try, and the amazing stories of our wonderful client’s sessions. We are celebrating one lovely couple today.
It’s hard to say nowadays, life has changed but we all still believe in the values. Life is not always easy, someone once said “Life is like a rollercoaster, you can either scream or throw your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride.” This couple has been together for 40 years, they followed the saying for sure; celebrating them and their amazing journey.
We had a lot of fun during our session and I look forward to shooting again with them.
Life can be crazy, but when you have someone by your side, it makes life easier. I had the pleasure shooting with Jack and his girlfriend Kerri. When I asked them if there was a place that they would like to have their shoot they said Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. I had not been there before, I’ve heard it’s beautiful, so I was excited!
Do you remember your first date with your boyfriend or girlfriend? I’m sure you do, I like to tell my couples to choose a place that means something to them. On our way I asked why they choose Fairmount Park, Jack replied with “It was where we had our first date.” All I could do was smile, isn’t that so sweet! I was am so happy that I could help them hold onto such a great memory.
If you are looking for beautiful portraits of you and the love of your life, contact us today at 609.440.6176 or tonya.moken@TLMproductions.com.