High school sweethearts Angela & Ariel landed on Liberty State Park in Jersey City for their summer engagement session. They love going into Manhattan, and since JC has the skyline right at its fingertips, it was a no-brainer. With these engagement photos, they plan to have them printed on canvas to hang in their future home!
Ariel popped the question in the summer at Laurita Winery, completely to the surprise of Angela. They were going about their normal routine, out to the mall and out to lunch, while her mom was back home decorating and setting up for the surprise engagement party. After lunch, they headed over to the winery, where she thought they were just meeting friends and trying wines. They got there, and right after greeting their friends, Ariel pulled Angela to the side where she saw all their family and friends appear from the barn. After the “most romantic proposal ever,” they all headed to Angela’s house to celebrate.
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What are your favorite things about your partner?
Angela’s favorite thing about Ariel: he always makes me laugh, he loves to travel and be adventurous, he’s very caring and always puts me first.
Ariels favorite thing about Angela: her smile, she’s always there for me, I love her cooking, she’s goofy
I was happy to have a cloudy day for our session so we were able to get a shot like this of the NYC skyline!
Now, these two had been dating for over 9 years by the time he proposed. They had talked about getting engaged before, and he knew the types of rings Angela dreamed of. Ariel picked and designed the ring and ended up with this beauty.
We got lucky that day with a nice empty park to shoot in! In a place like Liberty State Park, it’s pretty uncommon to have the place to ourselves.
What do you like to do together?
We like to travel, go out to eat and try different foods, go to the beach, attend sporting events. We’d love to visit all baseball stadiums in the US! We love watching documentaries on Netflix and shows like Stranger Things, Bates Motel, and Ozark.