I absolutely adored the location for Jackie and Thomas’s fall engagement session! It was such a beautiful day and we got SO lucky because the fall colored leaves were literally showing off for us! The Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail had so many beautiful settings from the nature trail framed with stunning trees, to a fun little garden, and finally, a stunning glowy field at sunset! The sunset that day was so epic – I hadn’t photographed one that great in a while so it was super fun and refreshing getting to capture these two in love with the perfect glow behind them! Jackie and Thomas were total troopers the whole time – Thomas let out his inner jokester to keep Jackie laughing the entire session, which made for so many great photos!
Jackie and Thomas met online in 2015! Although Jackie was pretty reluctant about trying out the online dating scene, after some convincing by her friends, she gave it a try! Thankfully, her friends knew it was a good choice, since she he wouldn’t have met Thomas if not for their little push!
Thomas and Jackie’s first date was at a local coffee shop that had some live entertainment that night that they weren’t expecting. They had a blast, but the music made chatting and getting to know each other difficult, so they decided to move on to another place. They ended up at an arcade where they spent the night playing each other in video games and in their words, “reliving our childhoods with lots of laughter.” So dang cute! After a little persistence from Thomas for a second date, Jackie agreed! To this day, she still tells Thomas, “you’re lucky you were really funny and could make me laugh!” And to this day, he still does! <3
On June 9th, 2019, Thomas had planned a surprise hike for Jackie on Mount Tammany. It was very reminiscent of their first hike together back in 2015, except that Thomas was determined to complete the trail this time around, all while hiding an engagement ring in his hiking pack! When they got to the first overlook point of the Delaware Water Gap, Jackie and Thomas both stopped to take a break and have a snack. Thomas got down on one knee and started searching for something in his pack! Jackie just thought he was looking for a Clif Bar, so you can imagine her excitement when he pulled out a ring and asked her to marry him instead!!
I’m so glad that I got to experience what turned out to be the PERFECT fall session with you! You were both so natural with each other and I loved getting to know you two and your love story even better. Thank you for being so incredible and keeping the laughter flowing. You’re the freaking best, love you two so much!!! Can’t wait to party with you in June at Rock Island Lake Club!