Allaire State Park Engagement Session Jess + Josh


Jess and Josh’s golden engagement session at Allaire State Park was pure magic. Allaire is one of our favorite engagement locations in the Central New Jersey area. Although it was bitter cold outside you would never know by their warm smiles and the sunlit sky. Jess expressed their love for their dogs and of course we were completely on board for them to bring their fur babies to the session! They even had little tuxedos, which were so adorable!


Jess and Josh’s love story began at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza when Josh’s Co-workers took him out for a beer on his 25th birthday. At this time Jess had a boyfriend so there wasn’t more than a friendship there, though Josh secretly wanted to be with Jess. Which is why her attempts to set him up with some of her friends were a continuous fail. That night they ventured to another bar after Anthony’s closed and they jammed to some of their favorite music on the ride home. After over a year of friendship they are not sure where their official first date was, but Josh remembers being very nervous when he asked Jess out to a nearby tavern. Anticipating her response filled him with more nerves since he had been waiting for the chance to take her out on an actual date. However, Josh considers their first date the time they went to the Camden Aquarium.

After they made it official in the summer of 2016 they dated for sometime before Josh popped the question. In the summer of 2020 Josh new it was time. He had planned to propose on a boat in the middle of the water with a dreamy lighthouse in the background. Since Josh and Jess love the shore this was the perfect proposal! However, his perfect day turned in to a windy rainy one, but he wasn’t able to halt the plans since there was a surprise party at Jess’s aunts house planned for afterward! Josh had poured everything in to these plans so when it came to a backup plan he didn’t really have one. He decided to propose at the tip of the inlet, but it just happened to be closed that day. However they were able to get close enough to it and that’s when Josh popped the question! Jess was teary eyed and said yes immediately!

Josh and Jess describe themselves as a simple couple. They love going out to eat together and would love to venture to a really expensive Steak House one day! If they are not out having a nice date night together they’re most likely at home enjoying the company of their two pets and likely watching one of the same 4 movies on repeat. While capturing them it was obvious that they make each other laugh constantly! These two will be making their vows to one another in January at the Mill at Lakeside Manor! Jess and Josh we cannot wait to capture some more memories for you both and celebrate the two of you on your wedding day!

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