Lucky number 7! Why is the number 7 considered so lucky? Well, there are 7 colors in the rainbow, 7 continents, 7 days of the week, 7 seas, and 7 notes on a scale of music! 7 is a big deal, so documenting your child’s 7th birthday seems like the perfect thing to do right? I couldn’t agree more! Your child is growing up, they’t not babies, but not quite a tween. They special. This is the year where there is still magic all around them, but they seem to know so much more than they ever did… and they’re still sweet. They still love cuddles with Mom, but maybe now its Mom, and not so much Mommy.
For this little lady’s 7th birthday, she wanted to be on the beach! Do you blame her? A girl after my own heart! I adore the beach, and when I told her Mom about one of my favorite spots in NJ she knew, Birthday Portraits in Cape May just HAD to happen!
When she arrived I was blown away by how beautiful she looked. She had professional hair and makeup done and was wearing the prettiest dress! She even had an outfit change!
The weather was on our side, despite the smoke coming down from the Canadian Wildfires causing haze in our sky. The sun was still shining creating a magical glow in the evening on the beach, perfect for her Birthday Portraits in Cape May!
If you are visiting the Jersey Shore or just simply taking a day trip to the beach, and decide you want to remember these little moments and book a session – think of me. Cape May Beach Portraits are highly recommended, especially with Grandparents! I will encourage fun, laughing, running AND splashing! You’ll have the best memories, and you will not regret one moment of the fun you’ve had at the beach that summer night in 2023.
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Cape May is for lovers! It’s also the best location for a Sunny Cape May Surprise Proposal! I was so excited when I was contact by their friend who was planning this surprise proposal!
It was an absolutely gorgeous day! The birds were actively nesting in the dunes, the Johnathan Livingston Seagulls were soaring along the horizon, and the sea creatures were even washing up on the shore! (Of course we MAY have helped one special horse shoe crab get back to the water!) They must have all wanted to see the big event! (Sorry, that’s my fairy tale side coming out just knowing it would be a day to remember!)
Their friends set up this beautiful setting on the Cove in Cape May. Complete with a picnic basket, champagne, and even some bug spray… just in case those little buggers came out to bite! It was all planned out and even had the most beautiful blue Hydrangea flowers and blanket to match. It was perfect! There is no better place than Cape May to confess your love for that special person in your life. From the moment I saw them walking up the beach, I just KNEW she would say yes! And she did, and it was a beautiful moment! I always feel so warm inside when I get to witness and be a part of something so magical.
May your lives be long, happy and healthy today and all of the tomorrows in your years to come as husband and wife! Until then, HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING! CHEERS!
If you are preparing to propose to that special someone, think about planning a Sunny Cape May Surprise Proposal! You will not be disappointed with the beautiful sandy beaches, view of the historic Cape May lighthouse at the Cove, and the animals all around you! It’s as if the world stops for just one moment to focus on you. After all, you deserve a happy ending and a little magic!
A Cape May NJ Beach Session is as magical as they get, where sunsets are eminent and you don’t leave without amazing memories!
This session was absolutely joyful. The sun was setting with the most gorgeous golden glow and their outfits were as if they were styled by a professional! Well, they kind of were! Shout out to Tami & Ryan for always being amazing clients and friends!) The excitement of their son when he got to play “photographer” with my camera filled this session with laughter. (But let’s be real for a moment, his parent’s are photographers and he is no noob to the game!)
As the sun set, we moved our way down the boardwalk and onto the beach. We let the kids play as the sun got lower and lower in the sky, and photographed them in the bright golden beams. It was a moment to remember, and really set the moment, and allowed us all to have a beautiful moment of peace in such a crazy time.
Everyone in the town must have known it would be the most perfect evening because the beach was packed! I have to say, the water was warm as well. Nothing beats jumping in the ocean at the end of a Cape May NJ Beach Session and letting the kids just be kids! It’s also gives Mom and Dad a chance to relax on the blanket and watch them have fun too.
If you are traveling down south and looking for a portrait photographer for your Cape May NJ Beach Session, reach out to me today! I can’t wait to chat with you and photograph your family having the time of their lives! Lauren@bokehlovephotography.net or check out my pricing here: http://bokehlovephotography.com/invest-family-portraits
I remember watching TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and seeing Lauren, and hearing her story. I remember laughing and really enjoying the show! I also said out loud, “Call me!” hoping she would somehow find me on the internet, and book me for her wedding. She sounded like the kind of bride I would love to work with. Well, as it turned out, I received an email from her! Out of the blue, and she booked me! She loved me and I loved everything about the wedding she was describing! She told me her wedding would be at a church, where she dreamed of getting married in since she was a little girl. Our Lady Star of the Sea. She told me she would have an amazing party (and she totally did) at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ. She told me how much she loved her fiance (now husband) and how perfect they are for each other. I developed a beautiful relationship with Lauren (we even share first AND middle names).
As I mentioned, Lauren was featured on Say Yes to the Dress on TLC. If you don’t recognize her, you could do a quick good search for “Say Yes to the Dress Classy Porn Star” or click here. You do have to purchase the episode since it’s been a few months since it’s aired, or if you own the dvd’s, etc. you could just watch it there. Anyway, to clue you in, Lauren wanted to look like a classy porn star, but all of the dresses she picked out looked like gorgeous ball gowns. She ended up with the dress she is wearing, and it doesn’t say classy porn star in my opinion, it says beautiful bride! Her wedding was also featured on another episode of Say Yes to the Dress, and you can find that by clicking here. It’s exciting because we get to relive her wedding at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ, and you get to see some video from the day!
Lauren is the kind of girl who lights up a room, it’s no wonder that Anthony fell madly in love with her! Lauren’s smile is so contagious, I found myself laughing behind the camera. The emotions in the room made me cry, made me feel like I was right there in the moment along side of her. Maybe I was extra emotional because I was 6 months pregnant, haha but I am totally going to go with the fact that they are amazing people! Lauren & Anthony’s friends and family are so lucky to have them both in their lives, and they are lucky to have so many people that love them in their lives as well. I felt nothing but love and support in the room. And when it was time to party, wow. This is a crowd that knows how to party! We had the SnapBooth there, and boy did it get used! So many people in such a small space, but they made it work and wow it was a blast! I stopped in a few times and couldn’t believe how much fun everyone was having!
Congress Hall is seriously one amazing venue. Lauren and Anthony had their wedding while it was decorated for Christmas! It is a tradition of theirs that they always have photos taken by the Christmas tree. Well, they had one heck of a large Christmas tree to take a photo in front of! I love Christmas, and Congress Hall, does Christmas RIGHT! It’s a serious winter wonderland inside. Even the doormen dress like toy soldiers. It’s adorable. I can’t help but mention that the staff is beyond amazing. Everyone is so helpful and kind. Lauren and Anthony had their dream wedding here, and it was SO worth it! If you want to have a wedding here, I highly recommend it! It’s definitely a phenomenal place to party your night away!
Lauren and Anthony, I wish you nothing but love, success and prosperity in your future together! Thank you so much for trusting me, and allowing me to take part in your special day, and for sharing your memories with me! I will forever cherish you both in my hearts! xoxo