Family + Proposal Photography, Island Beach State Park

It was so very wonderful to reconnect with B+S and their beautiful family. We planned to do an extended family photography session on the beach while their family was in town, coming into the area from all over the county. Grandparents. Children. Grandchildren. But there was a surprise bonus. Not only was the family together, there was an extra special reason to celebrate. A proposal! During the session! How lovely to witness the beginning of this engagement, capturing the happy couple – and just as happy family – as this moment unfolded.

And so this photography session was filled with exciting surprises, lots and lots of love, and of course, plenty of play. All set to an ocean backdrop. B. had picked Island Beach State Park in Ocean County for our gathering. Such a gorgeous location in New Jersey for a family photography session as it is a natural, largely untouched tract of shoreline. Similar to sessions at Sandy Hook, up in Monmouth County. Ocean, bay, dunes, wild grasses and trees – and from what I hear, foxes too.

Here are some of my favorite images as we playfully and happily enjoyed this special evening together:

Interested in having your family photographed?

If you live in the New Jersey, New York City or Philadelphia area and would like to explore an outdoor family photography session, you can contact Sabrina to chat, find out more information and schedule a session. Sabrina offers a full range of family and event photography sessions, including newborn, child, family, maternity, birth, engagement and wedding photography. If you live out of the area, feel free to contact Sabrina to see if her travel plans line up with where you live. Cheers!