Ocean City Engagement

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Kevin and Jessica

There's nowhere I'd rather be on a Friday in June than in Ocean City, New Jersey. Jessica and Kevin planned their wedding at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City and boy was it perfect! The beach-themed wedding was complete with vibrant bridesmaid dresses and stunning florals from The Manic Botanic, in shades of Tangerine, Begonia and Kelly Green. After getting ready at The Flanders Hotel, Jessica and Kevin decided on a First Look on the beach. As Jessica tapped Kevin on the shoulder, onlookers from the boardwalk shared in their exciting moment- who doesn't love to stop and watch a bride and groom?! Their colorful bridal party joined them on the beach for portraits along the sand dunes with the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk behind them. Just before sunset, Kevin and Jessica exchanged vows on the beach before heading back to The Flanders Hotel for their party to begin! As we walked up from the beach onto the boardwalk, we snapped a few more photographs of the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Terres. I love using the time just after the ceremony for a few quick portraits of the bride and groom because they are on such a high from just getting MARRIED! It's really so exhilarating to be a part of it all. Jessica and Kevin shared their first dance surrounded by all of their wedding guests on the dance floor, followed by memorable speeches from their Best Main and Maid of Honor. Once the dance floor hopping, we decided to sneak out for a night photograph with the boardwalk rides behind us. It's one of my favorite places to shoot at The Flanders Hotel and it allows the bride and groom to have five minutes to reflect on the day with each other. It's hard to believe how quickly the entire day goes and how much time you spend chatting with other people that day, opposed to the person you just married! The night ended with lots of hugs, kisses, and high fives to congratulate the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Terres! 

Right on the boardwalk outside of The Flanders Hotel.

Right on the boardwalk outside of The Flanders Hotel.

Every time I see a bouquet from The Manic Botanic, I'm stunned! I LOVE the vibrant colors.

Every time I see a bouquet from The Manic Botanic, I'm stunned! I LOVE the vibrant colors.

How gorgeous are these girls in their begonia and tangerine dresses?

How gorgeous are these girls in their begonia and tangerine dresses?

Every bride needs to be surrounded by her squad on the way to meet her groom for the first time on the wedding day. I LOVE the onlookers from the boardwalk!

Every bride needs to be surrounded by her squad on the way to meet her groom for the first time on the wedding day. I LOVE the onlookers from the boardwalk!

Jessica wanted an Ocean City rescue boat in her photographs, so I'm so glad we were able to find one!

Jessica wanted an Ocean City rescue boat in her photographs, so I'm so glad we were able to find one!

Jessica and Kevin walk along the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey for some stunning bride and groom portraits.

Jessica and Kevin walk along the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey for some stunning bride and groom portraits.

It's so neat that you can see The Flanders Hotel from the ceremony on the beach.

It's so neat that you can see The Flanders Hotel from the ceremony on the beach.

Just married and SO in love on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Just married and SO in love on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

The kelly green linens complimented the tangerine and begonia bridesmaid dresses.

The kelly green linens complimented the tangerine and begonia bridesmaid dresses.

Jessica and Kevin's first dance surrounded by all of their wedding guests at The Flanders Hotel.

Jessica and Kevin's first dance surrounded by all of their wedding guests at The Flanders Hotel.

Parent dances are so sweet! Now everytime I shoot them, I can't help but just CRY as think of my own children getting married one day.

Parent dances are so sweet! Now everytime I shoot them, I can't help but just CRY as think of my own children getting married one day.

The ferris wheel on the Ocean City Boardwalk is so colorful and makes for a stunning night shot!

The ferris wheel on the Ocean City Boardwalk is so colorful and makes for a stunning night shot!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Makeup: Joanna Llera, Personal Beauty Advisor for Sephora

Hair: Teresa Kinnerman, Bride's Aunt

Florals: The Manic Botanic

Cake: Gallo's Bakery

DJ: Starshield Entertainment

Ocean City Boardwalk Engagement, Ocean City, NJ: Geoff and Danielle

On a rainy day, I constantly refreshed my weather app, hoping we wouldn't need to reschedule Geoff and Danielle's engagement session in Ocean City, New Jersey. We decided to go through with it even though rain was in the forecast. When I arrived that evening, it was raining- but just a little- the kind of rain where you're not sure whether your umbrella should be opened or closed.  Geoff and Danielle said they were willing to brave the rain- so we did. It was pretty amazing because anybody who goes to Ocean City in the summer knows just how crowded it can be... well there was hardly anybody there. It was almost bizarre to see it so quiet, but it made for some amazing photos. We started on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City and then made our way up to the iconic boardwalk. Geoff knows just how to make Danielle laugh and watching them interact is so adorable. They both have such an amazing sense of humor and it makes me so excited to be a part of their wedding day.

Geoff loves all things sea related- boats, fishing- you name it, so Geoff and Danielle wanted to incorporate that in their engagement session. They choose Ocean City, NJ- perfection.

Geoff loves all things sea related- boats, fishing- you name it, so Geoff and Danielle wanted to incorporate that in their engagement session. They choose Ocean City, NJ- perfection.

We shot on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ.

We shot on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ.

It was drizzling but we were able to on the beach and boardwalk to capture some great engagement photographs.

It was drizzling but we were able to on the beach and boardwalk to capture some great engagement photographs.

Nothing says "Ocean City," like the boardwalk and rides- a total must-have for an engagement session. 

Nothing says "Ocean City," like the boardwalk and rides- a total must-have for an engagement session. 

Since it was raining ever so slightly, there was NOBODY on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ- something I've never seen. It was so awesome.

Since it was raining ever so slightly, there was NOBODY on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ- something I've never seen. It was so awesome.

Ocean City, New Jersey Beach Engagement- Jess and Justin

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On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in June, I met up with Jess and Justin in Ocean City, New Jersey <- the best beach in the NJ! I may be partial to OC because that's where Mike and I were married- so naturally love is in the air there. Jess and Justin are getting married next summer on the beach, so this was the perfect time to invite sand in their toes and the salt water air to celebrate their love. We started off on the boardwalk and ended up on the beach. Here are the results!