Laurita Winery Engagement Photos
Laurita Winery Engagement :: Jessica and Mike
Photographing the engagement session for Jessica and Mike at Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey, was perfect: wine, a gorgeous New Jersey summer day, New Jersey Devils jerseys, and…learning about how they met!
There are so many things I absolutely love about Jessica and Mike, I can hardly contain myself! Read on to find out more..and what we have in common…
I always love working with women named Jessica: I mean, after all, it is my full name! So I knew from the start that Jessica, Mike and I would have tons of fun shooting their engagement photos at Laurita.
Jessica and Mike began the day in their dress attire; Jessica wore a cute black dress by French Connection with shoes to match, given to her by her soon to be mother in law. Mike wore a coordinating black and white checkered button down shirt from Express, with black chino’s from H&M (his favorite store to buy clothes in), along with black Sperry’s. When it was time to wind down and get silly, these two threw on their New Jersey Devil’s jerseys and had a BLAST! I mean really, how could they not? Especially when it’s my favorite hockey team, too!
To round out the day, Jessica and Mike donned their casual attire; Jessica wore a beige tank top, high-waisted jeans from American Eagle, and shoes by Franco Sarto. Mike chose a red v-neck and jeans, both from H&M, with brown Vans. Finally, on her right hand, Jessica wore a bracelet from Stella Valle, and on her left hand, Jessica added an extra special touch: a bracelet made by her sister, who had given the bracelet to Jessica as a gift on her own wedding day. We know I love extra special touches here and there with so much significant meaning!
Check out more on how these two lovebirds met each other (hint: I’ve been here, too!), what they had to say about each other, the big day, and more….
Engagement ring: Razz Jewelers
How did you two meet?
We both studied abroad in Australia, and lived in the same apartment complex. After a few months, our groups of friends began hanging out, and we grew closer.
If your love story was a movie, which movie would it be?
We don’t watch many movies, but the one that comes to mind is The Holiday. When two women switch lives by moving into each others houses for the
Christmas holiday to find new experiences, and they each find love in a strange place when they weren’t looking for it.
Describe your relationship in one sentence:
We’ve grown to be very comfortable with each other because our relationship is supportive and fun-loving.
Describe the proposal.
Mike planned an evening where he made dinner reservations at a nice restaurant on the water in Jersey City, Liberty House.
He proposed to Jess on the boardwalk on the water before dinner, and they celebrated over dinner and drinks.
What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?
Jessica: It’s so hard to pick just one. Mike won me over with his sense of humor, and his variety of laughs. There is always a new laugh with him that means something new, I enjoy trying to decipher them in order to figure out exactly what he is feeling in that moment. Mike: What I love most about Jessica is her willingness to let me be the person I am, and not try to force me to be someone I’m not. She accepts, encourages and participates in my hobbies, passions and ideas, and never makes me feel that something I care about is worthless. She exhibits trust, allows me to make my own decisions and never tries to turn me away from doing what I enjoy.
What is your favorite thing about being engaged?
Jessica: Planning of course! Although at times it’s stressful it is fun working closely with my man and our families to nail down all the details to make our big day one that everyone will remember forever.
Mike: Looking forward to celebrating our wedding with all of my friends and family.
What are you most excited about for your wedding?
Singing and dancing with all of our friends at the party!
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Laurita Winery engagement photos by New Jersey photographers, Jaye Kogut Photography