This New Jersey Wedding photographer is very excited to share this picnic theme engagement photo session held at Sandy Hook Beach NJ and Fort Hancock! If you remember from our Facebook posts, Rob concocted a surprise proposal back in March 2013 and that story is below with a few photos from that fateful day. From their proposal to their engagement, it was really great capturing them in front of my camera once again. When two people are really in love, you can't help but we swept into the moment. Gina and Rob wanted a picnic theme, and boy did they deliver! I think me and Matt were staring at the pudding Gina created since it just looked too yummy. After the beach we explored Fort Hancock near Sandy Hook Beach. I've been to Fort Hancock once before, but to be there with a fun couple is even better! Below are a few photos from Gina and Rob's engagement session and read further below for Rob's amazing plan for the surprise proposal!
On March 28, 2013, during a beautiful early evening in Westfield, NJ, Rob asked Gina to have dessert at Bovella's Pastry Shoppe on East Broad St. With the help of the friendly workers at Bovella's Pastry Shoppe, Rob set into motion what will be one of the biggest events of his and Gina's life!
The PLAN: Bring Gina around 7:30pm to have dessert. Have photographer act as a patron just spending time at the bakery with hubby enjoying our own dessert and tea! Rob made sure to sit by the window, best seat in the house, for photographer to get a great view of the two of them. Once Rob and Gina are seated, he'll give her a photo album that Sandy, Gina's wonderful mom, helped Rob put together. After going through the album, Brian from Bovella's Pastry Shoppe will bring out a large tray of cookies with a small ceramic case that looks like an Oreo on top! MMMM....Oreos! Gina will open the box, find the ring, and Rob will say those wonderful words a woman in-love is waiting to hear. As you can see, everything went according to plan! Rob pulled it all off and Gina's beautiful, tearful, happy face was captured in photos. After the proposal, their families who were waiting a block away at a nearby bar came by with champagne to celebrate Rob and Gina's new journey together!
Below are a few photos from the surprise proposal!!!We're really glad we were there literally from the beginning! To witness the proposal, capture the engagement and then to top it with the wedding next year is truly what we look forward to...growing with each of our couples as they start with a new adventure and ongoing journey! We cannot wait until 2014!!!
About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international photographer that shoots weddings, boudoir, portraits and events. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, Style Me Pretty, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and is Wedding Wire rated three years in a row. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. She continues to mentor with the industry’s finest in wedding and commercial photography so her clients only gets the best images. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside/Woodside Queens, NYC.