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Located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey RYAN SANDS PHOTOGRAPHY

Top Most Popular Engagement Session Locations in New Jersey

Lambertville, New Jersey Engagement Session

Cute couple and their dog pose in Lambertville, New Jersey for an engagement photo shoot Beautiful couple during their engagement shoot in Lambertville, New Jersey

Up first on my list of the top most popular engagement locations in New Jersey is Lambertville. Located in Hunterdon County, Lambertville is an adorable spot for engagement shoots. When picking a location you always want to make sure you have plenty of variety to work with and Lambertville doesn’t disappoint. The streets are filled with cute little store fronts to enhance your photographs along with plenty of beautiful architecture to pose in and around. Walkways are adorned with beautiful benches, cute little street lamps and carefully landscaped trees and bushes.

The town is also host to The Lambertville Station Inn, a popular wedding venue located right on the Delaware River. At night The Lambertville Station Inn and Restaurant has gorgeous views of New Hope, which is situated just a short walk across the historic New Hope-Lambertville bridge. Whether you schedule your engagement session during spring, summer, fall or even winter, walking hand in hand with your loved one across the bridge is sure to make for a romantic photograph.

For your convenience, here is a list of all the great qualities that make Lambertville a wonderful place for an engagement session.

  • New Hope-Lambertville bridge
  • Beautiful historic architecture
  • Sidewalks filled with character and charm
  • Situated right on the beautiful Delaware River
  • Gorgeous lighting at sunset
  • Located right next to New Hope, Pennsylvania
  • Perfect for spring, summer, fall or winter engagements
  • Host to St. John The Evangelist Church Roman Catholic Church

To view real engagement sessions in Lambertville, New Jersey please visit the following galleries.
Spring Engagement Session in Lambertville, New Jersey
Summer Engagement Shoot in Lambertville, NJ
Sunset Engagement Photos in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful Engagement Pictures in Lambertville, New Jersey
Fall Engagement Photo Shoot in Lambertville, NJ


Engagement Sessions in Princeton, New Jersey

A couple poses on the Princeton University Campus for their professional photo shoot Young couple sits together on the steps at Princeton Campus Future bride and groom smile for the camera at Princeton University for their cute engagement session

The historic town of Princeton, New Jersey is an absolutely perfect spot for an engagement session. The town is jam packed with beautiful architecture and an endless amount of cute streets all featuring perfectly manicured foliage. 

Palmer Square is at the heart of Princeton and every year features the town’s very own fully decorated Christmas Tree. If you and your fiance have a sweet tooth, stop by The Bent Spoon, a specialty artisan ice cream and cupcake shop and while you’re at it let’s snap a few photographs of the two of you enjoying your treat. Perhaps you have a sweet tooth for something other than ice cream and cupcakes? Visit the local Lindt store for a variety of high quality chocolates. No matter what you fancy, there will surely be something on Palmer Square that warrants a photograph or two.

Princeton is also home to the famous Princeton University. Their campus features historic architecture, well groomed grounds and an endless amount of great photo opportunities. I’ve shot countless gorgeous engagement sessions in Princeton University and every year I get new requests for more. Princeton University is beautiful all year long. Whether it’s Spring, Summer or Fall, the campus always provides a beautiful backdrop for any photograph. Princeton is also host to the official Princeton University Chapel. If you haven’t been inside, it’s absolutely worth a look.

So to recap here is a list of several reasons why the town of Princeton and it’s University are a stunning location for any engagement session.

  • Beautifully landscaped streets
  • Historic Architecture
  • Cute storefronts with plenty of local charm
  • Amazing light at sunset
  • Princeton University Campus
  • Gorgeous landscaping throughout the campus grounds
  • Perfect for any time of year
  • Host to Princeton University Chapel

To view real examples of actual engagement sessions that I’ve shot in and around Princeton, NJ please visit the following photo galleries.
Spring Engagement Shoot in Princeton, NJ
Fall Engagement Shoot Princeton University Campus
Summer Engagement Session Princeton, New Jersey
Beautiful Fall Engagement Session photographed in Princeton University
Cute Engagement Session Photos Princeton, New Jersey
Amazing Fall Engagement Shoot Princeton University
Princeton Campus Engagement Shoot
Romantic Engagement Session in Princeton, New Jersey
Playful Engagement Shoot Photographed in Princeton, NJ


Engagement Shoot in Skyland Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, New Jersey

Couple holding hands at Skylands Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Couple in love hug during sunset at Skylands Botanical Gardens, Ringwood, New Jersey Engagement Shoot

Skyland Botanical Gardens is 96 acres of specialty gardens nestled in and surrounded by 1000 acres of untouched woodlands. Some of the many specialty gardens include the Perennial Border, Wildflower Garden, Lilac Garden, Magnolia Walk and the Winter Garden. No matter what type of flowers you’re looking for, Skylands has them. After seeing countless beautiful engagement photos at Skylands that are posted throughout my site, many couples choose this location for their own engagement shoot.

If you’re looking to get married at Skylands Botanical Gardens, the property even has it’s own wedding venue. Skylands Manor is a mid-1920’s mansion designed by American architect John Russell Pope. The Manor is host to numerous beautiful features such as the grand entrance hall and stairwell, the oak panel dining room, italian marble breakfast room, the two story great hall, the Scandinavian pine adorned drawing room, the dark-oak study and the famous Skyland Manor library.

After walking through the Skyland property, you will think it was built specifically for photographs in mind. The grounds are extremely well kept, flowers are always perfectly trimmed and there are endless romantic little spots for you and your fiance to snuggle in. If you’re looking for a sunset engagement session in Skylands Botanical Gardens, well you’re in luck because I schedule all my engagement shoots during this time of the day. The light is absolutely gorgeous bursting through the trees and onto you and your significant other.

To view real engagement session photographs at Skylands Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, NJ please use the following links.
Summer Engagement Shoot at Skylands Botanical Gardens
Fall Engagement Session Skylands Botanical Gardens, Ringwood, New Jersey
Spring Engagement Shoot Skylands Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, NJ


Grounds for Sculpture Engagement Shoot in Trenton, New Jersey

Couple in love smile for their photoshoot at Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, New Jersey Adorable couple poses together during their engagement session at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamiltown Township, NJ

Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, New Jersey is an extremely popular spot for engagement sessions in the New Jersey area. This cute engagement session location features a 42 acre sculpture park and museum all nestled within Hamilton, NJ. Before being converted into an artist’s park, the property was actually the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. The park’s construction began in 1989 and finished in 1992 when it officially opened to the public.

Grounds for Sculpture is host to not only numerous works of beautiful art, but also the famous Rat’s Restaurant. One of the most popular spots for photographs is Rat’s bridge over the lily pond, which is an homage to Monet’s painting entitled Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge. After looking through my engagement photographs from Grounds for Sculpture, all of my couples request a cute photo on this now famous bridge.

The grounds are just filled with beautiful photo opportunities ranging from bamboo forests to beautiful architecture and everything in between. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter one of the many resident peacocks that wander the property. Whether you’re looking to shoot in the Spring, Summer or Fall, Grounds for Sculpture is a perfect spot for an engagement shoot. To view real engagement sessions shot at The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey please visit the following photo galleries.

Spring Engagement Session at Grounds for Sculpture
Cute Spring Time Engagement Photos at Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, NJ
Fall Engagement Shoot at The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey


Urban Engagement Sessions in Hoboken, New Jersey

Bride and groom kiss under the 150 years of Hoboken Mural Boyfriend and girlfriend stand together in front of the Manhattan Skyline NYC in the background engagement session

Another cute spot on my list is Hoboken, New Jersey. Filled with charm and a beautiful view of New York City, Hoboken is an ideal choice if you’re looking for some urban flare. A perfect place to start your hoboken engagement session is Pier A Park which is nestled right on the Hudson River giving you a perfect view of the Manhattan skyline. After shooting in Pier A Park, your next stop is to walk the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. This path is lined with beautiful trees, adorable park benches and plenty of photo worthy opportunities. Pier C Park is another great location for some beautiful hoboken engagement photographs and features gorgeous greenery, a popular water play area during the summer and a promenade which is perfect for strolling along hand in hand with your loved one.

Want to incorporate some old city charm into your engagement shoot? No problem! Many of my couples opt to shoot in front of Hoboken’s now famous 150 years of History Mural. A photograph of this very same mural is featured at the top of this writeup about Hoboken, New Jersey. If you’re feeling adventurous you could always end your shoot by taking the Hoboken Ferry across the Hudson River into Manhattan. The city lights at night are sure to impress.

If you’re looking for real engagement sessions from Hoboken, New Jersey please view the following galleries. In them you will find tons of hoboken sunset photographs, manhattan city skyline couples photos and much more to inspire your very first engagement session.

Summertime Engagement Session in Hoboken, NJ
Spring Engagement Session shot in Hoboken, New Jersey
Fall Engagement Shoot Photos in Hoboken, NJ
Cute, Candid Engagement Photoshoot in Hoboken, New Jersey


Beach Engagement Shoot in Long Beach Island(LBI), New Jersey

Beach couples shoot in LBI, New Jersey Beach engagement shoot in Long Beach Island, NJ

Every year for spring and summer, Long Beach Island or more commonly known as simply LBI, is one of the most popular destinations for beach engagement sessions in New Jersey. Long Beach Island is a very clean and very family oriented beach, making it ideal for photoshoots along the jersey shore. One of the island’s greatest benefits is that is has so many locations to offer and all within a very short driving distance of each other. The key to picking a unique beach engagement location in New Jersey is choosing a destination that has a variety of scenery to work with. LBI has cute homes up and down it’s coasts, the beautiful bay side of the island at sunset, the beach at sunrise and let’s not forget the island’s famous Barnegat Lighthouse. Long Beach Island also has it’s very own amusement park called Fantasy Island, which is located at 320 7th St, Beach Haven, NJ. The park is host to a ton of fun carnival games, lots of rides all lit up at night and an indoor arcade. Not only that but during the summer months there is even an outdoor water park. Like I said before, this place has tons of photo opportunities for you and your fiance.

No matter what you’re after for your beach engagement session, LBI has it all. To view real beach engagement sessions in Long Beach Island, New Jersey please visit the following photo galleries.

Summer Engagement Shoot in LBI, New Jersey
Cute Beach Photos in Long Beach Island, NJ
Beach Engagement Session LBI