Located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey RYAN SANDS PHOTOGRAPHY

Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer • Engagement Session Princeton University

Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer

Lisa and Rob moved to Flemington, New Jersey from Bucks County, PA over the summer of 2014. After they purchased their home the first thing they did was plan their wedding and after an exhausting search settled on The Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey. Once their venue was booked they searched for a wedding photographer and happen to stumble across my facebook page. They contacted me, dropped by our home for a consultation and we immediately hit it off. They signed with us that very day and we have been great friends ever since. Lisa & Rob live just minutes away from us so it was a match made in heaven. Are you looking for a Princeton NJ wedding photographer? Not only do I offer wedding coverage but also separate engagement sessions. If you book your wedding with me an engagement shoot is included as a bonus! My full pricing is available on my website and blog so feel free to look around. Contact me with any questions you may have or if you would like to book a consultation.

We shot their engagement session in Princeton, New Jersey where Lisa & Rob had their first date. Since my wife Melanie and I love visiting the area it was the perfect spot for their session. We walked throughout the town shooting in different nooks and crannies and finished up on the Princeton University Campus. The Princeton area is absolutely gorgeous. If you have ever wondered about having a photography session there please don’t hesitate to contact me as it’s one of my favorite places to shoot.

Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - The happy couple stand in front of Teresa Caffe, where they had their first date.Lisa & Rob had their very first date at Teresa Caffe in Princeton, New Jersey and each year they go back for their anniversary.
Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - An engaged couple pose together on the Princeton University Campus.I prefer to shoot on a very sunny day. The weather in Princeton was perfect for their engagement session. Just make sure your couple is between you and the sun.
Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - The Princeton University campus has so much beautiful architecture.It wasn’t very hard getting Lisa & Rob to be affectionate for their photographs. All I needed to do was place them in beautiful light and let the moments unfold from there.
Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - Here you can see a happily engaged couple under a large tree on the Princeton campus.Princeton University Campus has a ton of large gorgeous trees. I placed my couple in some direct sunlight and snapped away.
Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - You can see the Princeton Campus in the background as the engaged couple looks and smiles at each other.I really enjoy shooting my couples with my Canon 70-200 2.8 IS mark ii lens. The compression makes all body types look very flattering. Women especially love this lens because it allows me to shoot from around 10-20 feet away, letting them become relaxed with their partner, instead of worrying about me being too up-close and personal.
Princeton NJ Wedding PhotographerWhenever possible I like to let the light spill through the leaves of a tree. It always add dramatic lighting to any photograph.
Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - A weeping willow tree hangs down towards the happy engaged couple.Framing your subjects properly is so extremely important to creating a beautiful image. In this photograph I placed Lisa & Rob at the bottom of my frame and allowed the leading lines of the hanging leaves to point your eye towards the subject.
Princeton NJ Wedding Photographer - The gates of the Princeton University Campus shine as the sun sets upon our lovely, soon-to-be bride and groom.Here is another example of using leading lines in order to move your eye to the subject of my image. In this shot I used the black gate to keep your attention on the couple. Allowing Lisa to be looking towards Rob in this photograph keeps your eye from wandering off the frame. If she was looking “off frame” or towards the outer right edge of my image, your eye would want to wander where she is looking, making for a less compelling image.