Point Pleasant Engagement

Sep 16

Nicole & Ryan

Engaged couple stand facing one another, her left hand on his chest, his right hand under her elbow, the swing ride at Jenkinson's Pavilion behind them by New Jersey wedding photographer Jaye Kogut Photography

I love going down the shore: from the boardwalk food to the games to the rides, summer days and nights at Jenkinson’s Pavilion in Point Pleasant are TONS of fun! So when Nicole and Ryan said they wanted their engagement session to take place down the shore, I was all in!

Nicole and Ryan are just full of life and full of fun! Their engagement session on the boardwalk and the beach, was totally them! When we began our time together on the boardwalk, not only were these two lovebirds all laughs, but they were all love, too.

Nicole began our time together in a fabulous jumpsuit by Miessial, along with shoes from Blowfish, and jewelry from Sunshine Daydream (which also happens to be her favorite store). Ryan complimented her perfectly in navy shorts by Marc Anthony, available at Kohl’s, a short sleeve button down by 28 Palms, and shoes by Steve Madden

As we moved to the beach (and under the boardwalk, he he) Nicole changed into a perfect beach maxi dress by Morgan and Co., from Macys. Ryan changed into a classic blue oxford button down shirt by Society of Threads and IZOD khaki pants.

I had a BLAST down the shore with these two and I cannot wait to be a part of their big day next year! Read on to see how they met and what makes them so much fun!

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Engagement Ring: Oceans of Diamonds

Engaged couple stand facing one another, her left hand on his chest, his right hand under her elbow, Jenkinson's Pavilion behind them by New Jersey wedding photographer Jaye Kogut Photography
Black and white shot of couple laughing at each other while playing a game at Jenkinson's Pavilion
Couple laughs while playing a boardwalk game on Jenkinson's Pavilion during their engagement session

Describe your relationship in one sentence:

Our relationship is just so fun!

Couple laughs while playing a boardwalk game on Jenkinson's Pavilion during their engagement session
engaged couple ride the carousel together on Jenkinson's Pavilion, kissing while sitting in a chair on the ride, the round diamond engagement ring from Oceans of Diamonds on display

If your love story was a movie, which movie would it be?

Nicole: There’s no specific movie that I could think of that describes our love story, however when Ryan and I first started dating the quote from Dear John always kept popping into my mind. After dating only 2 weeks Ryan told me he loved me, and I was so glad he did because I was so undeniably sure I loved him. So, I always think of the quote “ Two weeks together, that’s all it took, for me to fall in love with you.” 

engaged couple ride the carousel together on Jenkinson's Pavilion. She is wearing a starfish necklace from Sunshine Daydream
engaged couple ride the carousel together on Jenkinson's Pavilion, with her left hand on the horse, the round diamond engagement ring from Oceans of Diamonds on display
Bride to be behind her groom to be, arms under his, both smiling at the camera, in front of the carousel at Jenkinson's Pavilion, Point Pleasant by Jaye Kogut Photography, New Jersey Wedding photographer

How did you two meet?

We met in our peer leadership class during our senior year at Howell High School. We started dating about a year after we graduated college.

Black and white photo of couple walking away from the camera, groom to be looking at his bride to be, whom is looking back at the camera. On the boardwalk at Jenkinson's Pavilion, Point Pleasant.
couple standing next to each other, arms around each other, other arm in their hip pocket, on the Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Black and white photo of the bride and groom to be laughing nose to nose, in each others arms on the boardwalk at Jenkinson's Pavilion
bride and groom to be facing away from the camera, nose to nose
bride and groom to be kissing on the beach
Black and white photo of couple under the boardwalk, she is looking down at the sand, towards the camera, he is kissing her cheek

Describe the proposal

Ryan: We drove to Belmar Beach where Nicole thought we were taking anniversary pictures for my cousin, and then getting Rum Buckets after. When we walked onto the beach I stopped walking when we got near the photographer. I admit that the whole story was made up, got down on one knee, and told Nicole “there’s no one else I want to live this life with, will you marry me?”. She thankfully said yes and loves the ring. Nicole’s best friend and two of her cousins were hiding on the beach and joined us right after I asked her. We went back to Nicole’s parent’s house surrounded by our friends and family and had an amazing night we’ll never forget.

Classic couple shot where he is lifting her up in the air, her arms wrapped around his neck.under the boardwalk at Jenkinson's Beach by New Jersey wedding photographer
Bride to be in a blue patterned maxi dress by Morgan and Co. from Macy's, groom to be in a classic blue oxford button down and rolled up khaki pants walking hand in hand on the beach, away from camera, at Jenkinson's Beach by NJ wedding photographer Jaye Kogut Photography
Groom to be in classic blue oxford shirt and rolled up khaki pants, kissing his bride to be, whom is in a blue and white print maxi dress, on the beach
black and white photo of man encircling woman in his arms, while she is looking towards the camera laughing and he is kissing her cheek
black and white photo of couple gazing into each other's eyes while standing on the beach
round diamond engagement ring with diamond halo and diamond criss cross band in seashell on the beach by Ocean of Diamonds

What is your favorite thing about being engaged?

Nicole: My favorite thing about being engaged is the feeling of knowing the person I love more than anything in the world feels the same, and is choosing to spend the rest of his life with me. 

Ryan: My favorite thing about being engaged is knowing that I’m about to marry the person I’m truly supposed to be with, and thinking about how great of a life we’re going to have together.

Bride to be in a blue patterned maxi dress by Morgan and Co. from Macy's, groom to be in a classic blue oxford button down and rolled up khaki pants walking hand in hand on the beach in front of the boardwalk at Jenkinson's Beach by NJ wedding photographer Jaye Kogut Photography
Bride to be in a blue patterned maxi dress by Morgan and Co. from Macy's, groom to be in a classic blue oxford button down and rolled up khaki pants walking hand in hand through the surf
Classic couple shot where he is lifting her up in the air, her arms wrapped around his neck, kissing each other. On the beach in front of the boardwalk at Jenkinson's Beach by New Jersey wedding photographer
bride to be's hands on the chest of her future husband, focus on her left hand with her diamond engagement ring on it.

What are you most excited about for your wedding? (Vows, dances, party, etc.)

Ryan: I’m excited to watch Nicole walk down the aisle with her Dad as well as for our first dance. But I’m most looking forward to having the most amazing reception with our closest friends and family dancing and having a great time with us. 

Nicole: I’m most excited to see Ryan as I’m walking down the aisle, and to share our vows. I’m also looking forward to a damn good reception with all our friends and family. There’s nothing like being surrounded by all the most important people in your life at once.

engaged couple, her in a blue and white patterned halter dress, he in a blue oxford button down shirt sitting next to one another on the beach, his right hand holding her left hand, showing off her diamond engagement ring by Ocean of Diamonds
Engaged couple laughing with one another, while holding each other, in the waves at Jenkinson's Beach by NJ engagement photographer
Engaged couple kissing, while holding each other, in the waves at Jenkinson's Beach by NJ engagement photographer

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Point Pleasant engagement photos by New Jersey wedding photographers, Jaye Kogut Photography

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