I absolutely love Erica & Steven’s Spring Lake beach engagement session!! This late summer evening was absolutely perfect weather and we got hit up so many iconic Spring Lake locations! Divine Park, St. Catharine’s, and of course the beach!! Erica & Steven are SO much fun to photograph, and I had a blast with them for their engagement session!
Fun Fact: I actually connected with Erica & Steven because one of my sweet 2021 brides, Jill, is Steven’s sister!! It means the world to me when my past couples recommend me to other couples – ESPECIALLY when it’s family! I’m so excited to capture another wedding for such a wonderful family! (Check out Jill & Pete’s wedding here – feat. a cameo by Erica & Steven! ;))
I can’t wait to share all my favorite photos from Erica & Steven’s engagement session…but first a little bit of their love story!
I asked Erica & Steven to share with me one thing they love about each other. Erica said, “I love how thoughtful and generous he is, and how he always makes me feel very special and loved. I love how supportive Steven is of me and my ambitions.” Steven said, “I love how thoughtful, caring, and compassionate Erica is. Not just to me but to everyone. You see it every day when she cares for patients at the hospital.” How sweet are these two?
Erica & Steven first met during their freshman year at Muhlenberg College. Erica tells the story best, “We were friends first! It’s a small school and everyone knows everyone. Steven and I also grew up in towns super close to each other so we had a lot in common. I actually lived in his town until I was 5 (we didn’t know each other then!) His sister, Jill, was a senior at Muhlenberg when we were freshman and I met her and became friends with her through the dance department. Steven and I ran into each other at a local bar near our hometowns summer going into senior year of college and started sharing stories from our semesters abroad. Steven studied in Maastricht, Netherlands and Erica in Florence, Italy. We soon realized how much we had in common and the rest is history!”
Erica & Steven, thank you so much for an incredibly fun evening enjoying the beauty around Spring Lake! I adore you two and can’t get enough of these photos! I’m so excited to spend a whole day capturing your love & celebrating your marriage at Hamilton Farm Golf Club next September!