This NJ Fall Family Maternity session is a special one! Lauren & Nick are getting ready to welcome another baby to family, and I couldn’t be happier for them!!! It was so much fun getting to photograph them and their sweet girl Isla. 🙂 I had the honor of photographing Lauren & Nick’s wedding in 2019, (a DREAM day!) at Scotland Run.
Let me tell you a little more about Lauren & Nick and their love story! These two met back in high school, but they didn’t start dating until Lauren was going into her senior year of high school, and Nick was in his sophomore year of college. At the time, Nick was living in Manayunk, PA while attending Chestnut Hill College. Lauren would secretly drive her car over the bridge into PA and sneak over to Nick’s house all the time hehe. Lauren says, “Manayunk will always have a special place in our hearts (especially now that we’ve finally spilled the beans to our parents about the sneaking… only took 7 years!)”
When I asked these two what they love about each other, Lauren said, “I love Nick’s patience and understanding. Nick is so gentle and sweet. He takes care of me and is able to love me unconditionally despite my battles with anxiety and any other health issue. He calms me and nurtures me and challenges me to do better.” And Nick said, “I love Lauren’s determination and hard work, I’ve seen her take on multiple responsibilities and manage them effortlessly. I love how affectionate she is and able to express her honest feelings (both positive and negative). I love how much she pushes me to reach my potential, make changes, and never give up.”
Ok, I’ve shared this before but have to share again because their proposal story is one for the books! As Lauren tells it, “So our favorite band is Circa Survive. They are an alternative rock band from Doylestown, PA. We have seen them play 9 times to date haha. Like Manayunk, Circa was an integral part of our beginnings. The music always brings us back to the sweet days of our beginning young love and fearless adventures.
SO ANYWAY, Nick had purchased VIP meet & greet tickets for me, him, and my brother to go to back on my bday in November 2016. It was our first time actually MEETING our idols and they had a private acoustic session for like 100 of us before the main show. They winded up doing this question and answer thing and Nick grabbed the mic and goes “Alright, I friggin LOVE you guys but this questions isn’t for YOU!” And then he told me to stand and got on one knee and asked me to marry him! LOL. It was insane and a dream and totally us. It’s still unreal to me that our favorite band in the entire world that means everything to us gave us MARRIAGE advice and talked to us and joked with us. Ugh, so surreal!!! <3″ How incredible is that!?!
Lauren & Nick got married in 2019 at the beautiful Scotland Run. It was the most perfect spring day, filled with endless laughter, joy, and the most fun dance floor! It’s a wedding day I’ll always remember. 🙂 And now here they are about to welcome another sweet baby to their family! I am so over the moon excited for these two!
Lauren & Nick, it was such an absolute joy to capture another beautiful and exciting chapter in your love story! I’m so happy for you guys, and I know Isla’s gonna be the best big sister. I can’t wait to meet the newest addition to the fam! I love you guys more than anything! Thank you for being the best! oxoxo