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Van Vleck Gardens Engagement | Jess & Paul

Their Session: Van Vleck Gardens Engagement

Jess & Paul’s Van Vleck Gardens Engagement session checked off every box for the perfect fall garden engagement session! They had the most perfect outfit choices (I still can’t get over the sleeves on Jess’s dress!), a dreamy garden location in Montclair, NJ, and we had beautiful foliage on this autumn day! These two are so much fun! We had a blast exploring every gorgeous corner of Van Vleck Gardens!

Their Love Story

When I asked Jess & Paul to share with me one thing they love about each other, they gave the sweetest answers. Jess told me, “I love how Paul can walk into any room and can literally start a conversation and can become friendly with everyone he meets – it’s something I really admire about him.” Paul said, “I love Jess’s consideration and care that she has for me and others. I always appreciate the team effort in the relationship and she certainly is all about the team!”

These two first met virtually via a dating app during the pandemic. When I asked Jess about the day they first met, she told me, “We technically met twice. For the first time virtually over a dating app and the second when we were able to meet in person. Paul and I first matched in the first few days of the pandemic, so it would certainly be a while until we could meet in person. We Facetimed for about two months before we ever met in person for our first date! Definitely unconventional!”

Jess also told me about the day Paul proposed! She said, “We dated for about two and a half years before Paul popped the question the day after this past Christmas. I thought we were going on a double date at this restaurant right on the water in Tarrytown, NY, but instead, he proposed! It was everything I could have ever dreamed of.”

Jess & Paul

Jess & Paul, I just adore you guys! I had the best time laughing with you two and capturing this little slice of your love story! I wish we could do it again and again, which is why I am so over the moon excited to celebrate your wedding day with you next fall! It’s going to be the best! Until then, enjoy every minute of being fiances! 🙂 Sending you both the biggest hug and all my love! xoxo

If you loved this Van Vleck Gardens engagement session, you’ll also love this Belmar Beach session!

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