Mariangel + Kieran // Westfield, NJ
I love when couples have a specific reason and relationship with the locations they choose for their engagement sessions. Mariangel and Kieran chose Mindowaskin park in Westfield, NJ, for their photos because it's one of their favorite places that they used to go to when they were first dating. They even have "their bench" by the pond that they took me to. A laidback, casual couple with great style, they were awesome troopers as they sat on wet park benches and walked with me through the misty rain with smiles on the entire time (big thanks for that one, you guys!).
As we walked along the park path, with the mist coming down around us, they told me about how they met so many years ago. It happened by chance, with Kieran having some extra tickets to a concert after a friend bailed. As fate would have it, Mariangel and her friend were the ones to get the extra tickets and that's where she first met Kieran. 11 years later and the two are still just as in love. Together they share a home, a love of music (Kieran is a singer-songwriter in a band and may even do something special during their wedding with the band!), and an obsession with their kitties!
Their wedding will take place at the Oakeside Manor in Bloomfield, a historical Victorian style house that seems like it was made just for them. I can't wait to see this creative couple sharing their vows to one another next May!