When Sara Fitzpatrick (A local NJ wedding photographer) and myself decided to team up for yet another fabulous styled session, we couldn’t resist the pull of summer towards the ocean shore. Ocean City, New Jersey, has long been a favorite spot of mine, reminiscent of happy summers spent with family and friends frolicking among the waves and strolling the colorful boardwalk scene.
Lauren Perry and Laine Butler responded to the model call we sent out, and these two really were the perfect match for our plans for this styled shoot. Sweet, super fun, and absolutely adorable, they really put their heart and soul into making this styled shoot every thing we had hoped for and more! Lauren wore a gorgeous blue dress from Rent the Runway, and in a fun twist of fate, it actually matched the color of the waves that evening!
Sara and I were stoked to team up with the same fabulous hair and make-up artists who had paired with us for our spring styled shoot in the Pocono Mountains, Jillian Doud and Maria Gatto. These two are amazingly talented, and they put together a gorgeous beach look for Lauren that really set off her natural beauty.
We started our session along the sandy, bleached fence posts lining the entrance to the Ocean City Beach, and gradually moved our way out among the rocks and shell-filled sands lining the water. Lauren actually brought a second outfit, perfect for running out into the waves themselves. These two were such good sports about getting wet, and we are incredibly happy about the final results!
Our goal with this styled shoot was to expand the idea base for our clients, giving them some super fun (and oh-so-stylish) inspiration to create their own dream engagement sessions. After all, being engaged is such a special time, and it deserves to be celebrated in a magical way!