Jersey Shore Engagement Portraits

Lindsay and Eric’s Jersey Shore engagement had all of the things we love most about summer on the shore. We kicked things off with drinks at 9th Avenue Pier and ended with a stroll under the fishing pier. Throw in some portraits at golden hour on the beach (with an incredible sunset!) and you’ve got the perfect summer day in Jersey. Lindsay and Eric met up with our team photographer, Marianne to capture this fun summer engagement session before their romantic and coastal inspired wedding at Crystal Point Yacht Club. We love the blues, greens, and whites they plan to use to bring the ocean inside.

For now, we hope you enjoy these beautiful summer engagement portraits on the Jersey Shore – and learning about Lindsay and Eric!

Hair & Makeup | Renee from Pin it up Bridal in Belmar, NJ
Ring | J Vincent Jewelers in Colts Neck, NJ

engaged couple kiss by white building with sign for 9th Avenue Pier woman leans to kiss man against sign for the 9th Avenue Pier engaged couple holds beers together at 9th Avenue Pier


“Eric lived in Hoboken at the time. But, we made plans to meet up at 9th Ave Pier in Belmar for a drink since I was at school at Monmouth University. This was one of my favorite places to go when the weather started getting nice. The morning of our first date, after an initial *panic because I’m about to meet up with a stranger*, two of my college bffs (now bridesmaids!), convinced me that I should go.  Honestly, even if it was awkward I could at least get a rum bucket.

So, the decision was made (because who doesn’t love a good rum bucket?). And, the three of us got in the car and headed to the pier for my date with Eric. When we got there my friends gave me a head start before finding their own table a few feet away behind Eric. They sat so that he couldn’t see them, but I could. Despite their staring and giggling, we had a great first date and I even (almost) completely forgot they were watching… That is, until Eric got up to use the bathroom and walked right past my friends as they were staring at him! At the end of the date, I came clean and told him that my friends were sitting two tables away to make sure he wasn’t a serial killer. Luckily he laughed and it is something we still joke about to this day!”

engaged couple leans together holding beers at 9th Avenue Pier engaged couple kisses near table at 9th Avenue Pier


“When Eric and I started dating, I had just moved back home from college and he lived in Hoboken, so we spent most of our time there. He surprised me by proposing on the Hoboken waterfront, which is a place that is special to us. We had our first kiss there and we spent so many weekends walking that same path along the water. On the day Eric proposed, he told me that we were going to the city to have brunch with his family and to see his brother’s new apartment. The plan was that we were meeting his parents in Hoboken and we were then going to take the Path into the city together.

When we got to Hoboken he called his “mom” (really my friend who was secretly getting into position to take pictures of the entire proposal!) to see where they were. When he got off the phone, he said that their train was running late, so we should go walk by the water to kill some time before they got there. I had no idea what was planned, so I was being my usual self, complaining a lot.

When we got to the spot on the pier where he was going to propose, he stopped and told me to “take off my sunglasses” . Naturally, I responded no and asked him why he was being so bossy today. He responded to please just take them off, so even though it was a strange request I finally just took them off. The minute I took them off, he started his proposal speech and got down on one knee to ask me to marry him!”

man hugs woman from behind making her laugh in New Jersey engaged couple stands together against white picket fence with heads touching engaged couple sits together on rocks on the Jersey Shore man holds fiancee on his lap leaning to nuzzle her ear groom lifts fiancee kissing her on rocks on the Jersey Shore


“I’ve always had this anxiety about engagement rings, because you have to wear it the rest of your life! And I couldn’t imagine having to tell my future fiancé that I didn’t like it! Because of this, Eric and I talked openly about getting engaged and what I would want before it happened. I just thought it was happening at a much later date!! He did an amazing job with the ring (even sneaking in a trip to the jeweler with my mom and his mom to make sure it was perfect). It is perfect and so incredibly sparkly – so much so that a year later he still catches me starting at it all the time!”

bride and groom lean to kiss each other standing on rocks at the Jersey Shore man twirls woman on rocks during Jersey Shore engagement portraits man in white shirt and khakis leads woman in blue dress along waterfront man in white shirt hugs woman in blue dress to him on rocks of the Jersey Shore couple kisses in front of ocean on the Jersey Shore


“We chose to do our engagement session in Belmar because we now live together in the area and love the beach! We started the session at 9th Ave Pier where we had our first date. I actually emailed the dating app we met on to tell them that we were getting married. They sent us a fun package including the koozies that we used in our session! We then moved to the beach by the fishing pier. Eric loves to fish. So, we actually spend a lot of time out on the jetty and on the beach in that area. I thought it would be a great backdrop for pictures and it went perfectly with the vision for our wedding.”

man stand next to brunette woman in blue dress with arm leaning against wooden pillar of pier engaged couple walks under pier on the Jersey Shore engaged couple hugs against wooden pillars on the Jersey Shore man leans to kiss brunette woman against pier during Jersey Shore engagement session bride hugs groom from behind while groom holds her arm and kisses her cheek engaged couple holds hands walking under pier on the Jersey Shore groom holds bride between him and wooden pier on the Jersey Shore engaged couple kisses under sunset on Jersey Shore bride and groom kiss on Jersey Shore

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