When I left my house to photograph Ariana and Blake's engagement session in Westfield, NJ it was pouring rain. What a difference traveling a couple counties south makes, as we had perfect conditions (with the exception of some chilly breezes) when we all met in Mindowaskin Park. Mindowaskin Park provided ample opportunity for backdrops, and Ariana and Blake let their guard down and had fun right from the start. We joked around a lot and it's always nice when my twisted humor is not only embraced, but frequently topped by the couple of the day.
Having visited Summit, NJ often with my wife over the years, I am familiar with the charm of many of the towns in Union County, but I had never been in Westfield. I was delighted to find that after walking out of a perfectly quaint park we strolled right into an equally perfect downtown that just made you feel proud to be an American. For me, the marquee of the Rialto theater hanging over a piggy back ride is perfect photographic harmony. We finished off the shoot with some gelato and I was sad to see it come to an end. Congrats to the handsome couple, and I look forward to capturing your wedding next year!