a stunning wedding collection

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you can book your wedding photographer for your engagement photos, do it! It breaks the ice before your big day and gives you a comfortability you wouldn’t otherwise have on a day when almost everything is stressful. Basically, on your wedding day it translates to:…

verona park wedding engagement

This engagement portrait session took place in Verona Park, Verona, NJ. We had a great time taking romantic, sun-dappled pictures in and around the park. Topping off the fun, the groom-to-be’s teenage daughter crashed our photo shoot for a group selfie. A year later I had the pleasure of shooting their wedding!

nicole & keith

Nicole and Keith wanted their engagement photos taken in Hoboken, with the Manhattan skyline in the background, even though their wedding would eventually be on Long Island. On their big day, they had a traditional wedding in the family church. After the ceremony, and despite poor weather, we managed to get some fun portraits at…

a fall engagement

This couple had many fun ideas for their wedding engagement photo portrait session. We did most of the photography in the Cross Estate Garden in Morristown National Historic Park, and then went into town for some night shots. Over all, a very fun way to spend a chilly evening.

apple orchard engagement

This couple wanted the theme of their wedding engagement photos to be “autumn”, and what says fall more than an apple orchard full of ripe apples and Princeton University campus? They had plenty of ideas, so all I really had to do was follow their lead and make choices about exposure and composition along the…

barnegat light

Their love of the great outdoors led these guys to ask me to join them at the Long Beach Island Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat Light, New Jersey for their wedding engagement photography session. Never one to shy away from a fun photo, I ended up to my armpits in the ocean to get a good…

sandy hook beach engagement photos

These sunset wedding engagement portraits were taken in Horseshoe Cove, Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Though I don’t advise going against warning signs to get a photo, I occasionally find myself doing so. Always use common sense and tact. When in doubt, err on the side of caution.

botanical garden engagement portraits

This interfaith couple loves the Botanical Garden in Ringwood, New Jersey, so it happened naturally that we did their wedding engagement portrait photography there. Luckily the weather was perfect, and the flowers and trees looked as beautiful as the love between this muscle man and his beautiful bride to be.

van vleck house garden engagement

These engagement portraits were taken in the Van Vleck House garden in Montclair, New Jersey. The fall leaves hadn’t yet completely committed to full autumn color, but we did find a nice, yellow tree to take some pictures by. Don’t forget to check out my website, NJohnston Photography and see my wedding rates.