Lauren and Dan’s Long Beach Island engagement photos are some our absolute favorites! Who wouldn’t love spending a day at the shore photoing an adorable couple like these two?!
Lauren and Dan grew up spending their summers with their families on the Jersey shore. Lauren and her family vacationed on Long Beach Island and Dan and his family were on the next barrier island over. They went to the same high school but it wasn’t until after graduation that they realized that perhaps they were more than just school mates!
Their love of the Jersey Shore meant that there was no better place to do their engagement photos than Long Beach Island.
We met them at Lauren’s family beach house and walked to the beach to take some photos of the happy couple with their sweet dog Kota, who they plan on having serve as the flower girl. She was all ready for her portraits as she wore a white flower pinned to her leather collar.
After pausing to dig a hole in the sand, Kota, Lauren and Dan posed for some family portraits. We always enjoy it when couples want to include their pets in their engagement photos because it adds such a personal touch to the session!
We drove over to Bonnet Island Estate, which is where they are getting married, to take some photos around the property. It is a beautiful venue with so many great locations to take photos!
Our next stop was Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. The sun was hitting the lighthouse perfectly as Lauren and Dan stood on the rocks along the shore to take some pretty stunning pictures. These two are so natural in front of the camera, it seemed effortless!
As the sun set we finished up their Long Beach Island engagement photos. Lauren and Dan are such a sweet couple and we had a wonderful time spending the afternoon with them and capturing the love that radiates between the two of them.
Congratulations Lauren and Dan! We wish you both a lifetime of love and adventure together!