Lauren + Jammal reached out last year about us photographing their Charlottesville wedding, but after talking to them it was clear that New Jersey, the place where they met and fell in love was super important to them as well. We ended up finding a perfect weekend to meet up in Jersey City for their engagement session in the fall, and they absolutely killed it, regardless of the cold temps! Lauren and Jammal met online and decided to grab coffee together at a cute little cafe in Jersey City, called Beechwood Cafe & Bakery for their first date. We chose a beautiful spot along the Hudson river with views of New York City for part of the session, then walked the streets of their hometown grabbing some shots super close to their home where their sweet boston terrier made his cameo! We finished up the session where it all began for them – Beechwood Cafe, and I adore how personalized these images are to their love story!