Danielle & Pete
I am so excited for Danielle and Pete’s Westmount Country Club wedding this weekend, I just had to share their sweet engagement session from last fall! Danielle and Pete postponed their wedding twice due to COVID and I can’t wait to see them finally say their vows and celebrate with their loved ones!
Last October, I met Danielle and Pete down the shore to capture their Sandy Hook engagement photos. The day was filled with sun, fun, and the most adorable pup!
Sweet Sandy Hook Engagement
Danielle and Pete headed down the shore to capture the prettiest NJ beach engagement photos. They included a very special guest in their beach engagement photos: their adorable Frenchie, Grover! This little pup was quite dapper in his bow tie and was so cute in photos!
How They Met
It all started on Hinge.. yes, the dating app! Danielle and Pete were both new to the app and began chatting. The two were happy to learn they lived nearby each other: Pete was just getting out of the police academy and was working in Montclair, only a few miles from Danielle’s house in Caldwell. They met up for the perfect pre-Cinco de Mayo date where they ended up talking until the restaurant closed! Danielle and Pete went on more dates that same week and soon became inseparable. This sweet couple was clearly meant to be!
How He Asked
Pete pulled off the perfect surprise when he proposed! Danielle and Pete were enjoying a wonderful spring cruise with friends in the Southern Caribbean. On the second night in Antigua, everyone dressed up for formal night and photographers took their photos. Danielle was hungry and eager to get to dinner, but Pete got down on one knee as the photographer continued shooting! It was such a sweet moment! Pete had snuck off earlier to scope out the perfect place to propose!
Sunset Sandy Hook Engagement Photos
As the autumn sun set, Danielle and Pete toasted their adorable Mr. and Mrs. champagne glasses to their sweet future together. Danielle shared with me that Pete told her he knew from the day they met that he’d marry her. These two are so truly in love and it was such a joy to capture this sweet time in their lives!
I was so excited to capture Danielle and Pete’s romantic and fun Sandy Hook engagement photos! It was wonderful to see this sweet couple laugh together and enjoy a perfect fall day down the shore. Thank you for choosing me as your NJ wedding photographer! I can’t wait to capture your beautiful wedding at the Westmount Country Club!
Engagement Photo Location: Sandy Hook Beach in Highlands, New Jersey
Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NJ wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.