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:Engaged: Meet Alyssa + Stephen

New Jersey Engagement Session- Alyssa and Stephen have been married for about a little under a year but they never got the opportunity for an engagement session, so she came to me requesting a creative, fun love session. Alyssa and Stephen love the outdoors and wanted the session to epitomize a summer day out with lots of nature, sunshine, and fresh air. They are also avid tea drinkers (well Alyssa is and Stephen does the good hubby thing and drinks it with her ^.^) so we combined the two for a really awesome, fun outdoor tea party. Oh, I so love it when couples incorporate their interests and personalities into their photos! Michael and I had such a lovely afternoon exploring Ringwood Manor with Alyssa and Stephen. Check out some of my favorites from the day!

Ringwood Manor is such a pretty place, perfect for a romantic picnic!  I saw this deer on the way out and I made Michael stop the car so I could lean out and capture him spying on me.

Look how amazing the light was in the next few images!!!!engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical, photography, photographer

They brought these colorful delicious looking cupcakes to have at their tea-party. Yum!

Look how classy and sophisticated Stephen is while drinking his tea.  Alyssa taught him well, right?!engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical

I so enjoyed photographing them together.  They had the most amazing chemistry!engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical

Alyssa bought this adorable teapot just for the session.  She initially saw it at Target, but when she went back to purchase it, the teapot was sold out! She liked it so much though, she went hunting for it online and finally found it on ebay. I totally don’t blame her and to be honest I have stalked items online all the time myself. Gotta love ebay!engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical, bay areaengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical

Such a cute couple!!

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Love this one of their feet. ^.^engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical

This is how the two responded when I asked them to write something about the other person. Alyssa, he is definitely a keeper!engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical, talking bubbles

Love their playfulness and how passionate they are about each other.engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical, chalkboard, bubbles!engagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical, chalkboard, bubblesengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsicalengagement session, picnic, tea party, romantic, vintage, modern, park, captured by erika, nyc, san francisco, new jersey, new york city, tea, cupcakes, reeds, beautiful light, whimsical

I’m gonna end with this image…. Hotness! Thanks so much to Alyssa and Stephen for being awesome and letting us capture your love! ^.^

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June 1, 2011 - 8:09 am

astami - such a sweet engagement shoot. all the details are so awesome… the blanket, the picnic basket… delightful. but that teapot… man, oh man i love that teapot!

June 1, 2011 - 8:33 am

Jasmine E. - I love the details here! You can tell the couple really took the time to work with you on planning the style and theme because these images are amazing!!

June 1, 2011 - 9:25 am

Spring Noel - I couldn’t pick a favorite if i tried, they are all so amazing!!

June 1, 2011 - 10:58 am

Mary - Gorgeous couple and AMAZING location! I love love love that shot on the blanket with his head in her lap while she looks away!

June 1, 2011 - 11:13 am

Kristen Driscoll - Very inspiring, love these images :)

June 1, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Kristy Omelianuk - so very sweet! great use of a theme with minimal props. beautiful light and beautiful couple. alyssa-love your nail polish ;)

June 1, 2011 - 2:12 pm

judy pak - beautiful, sweet and romantic! love the nail polish!

June 1, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Alyssa Viscito - Thank you, Erika, for such a lovely session. These photos are exactly what we had in mind when we were planning for it! You captured the beauty of the day perfectly and really exceeded our expectations. Also, the nail polish I had on is called Turquoise and Caicos by Essie :)

June 2, 2011 - 12:14 am

Emily Heizer, Photography with Flair - First, I love that you posted the whole session! Yay! Secondly, I was going to say my favorite part was the cupcakes dancing in all that lovely light, but man oh man as hungry of a girl as I am (I think I might be the original “Hungry Girl”) that tea party is just too cute and charming!! I LOVE the pink elephant (Is there a pink elephant in the room?) teapot (I have always wanted to start a teapot collection- that would have been such a good starter pot for me!!!) but I really love and adore the tea cups! They are so delicate and I love the petally ripples in it. So lovely! You had some wonderful light too Erika!

June 4, 2011 - 11:26 pm

rain - what a great location! i love that the sweetness is balanced with the voyeuristic shots– that one with his hand on her leg is just the right amount of sexy!

this set should definitely be submitted to style me pretty or 100 layer cake!

and i’m on board with the turquoise & caicos essie polish. : )

June 5, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Jasmine - The lighting is PURE magic in these, Erika! Really love the soft tones in this. You caught their emotions so well. Great job Erika!

June 6, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Ariane Hunter - great great great! I loved every single image of this awesome couple. I can truly see their personality come through in each photograph. How awesome that they wanted to do a fun shoot even though their already married :) . Amazing work as always Erika :) !!

September 9, 2013 - 8:39 am

Marianne - I love the feel of these images. They make me happy :)

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