This engagement shoot is pairing the romance of the beach with an unforgettable wine experience set at Cape May Winery and Vineyard.  Chris and Teresa were a pair destined to be from their romantic beach proposal to their now married status this couple seems to be getting better in time.  From exploring the beauty of the vineyard to a quiet sunset on the on the sand, this couple is stealing our hearts with their charming e-sesh!  Their love-story is equally as good as the visual memories from this day so pore through every beautiful photo captured by ALN Images.

 Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

How They Met:

Chris: “We met in college.  We were both animal science majors.  Teresa was studying pre-veterinary medicine and I was studying exotics.  I was doodling pictures of dinosaurs in my notebook one day when she leaned over behind me and whispered: “Is that a Pachycephalosaurus?” (which it was) and I knew I was in love.  We didn’t start dating until years later, however.  We were good friends for a long time at first.”

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Chris: “Teresa is extremely strong and brave.  I have seen her not just endure, but conquer challenges that would crush most people.  She’s very honest about her feelings.  If she likes something, she says it.  If she doesn’t, she says it.  It is a respectable quality that is rare in most people.  At the same time, she is extremely caring.  She frequently goes out of her way to take care of people or make kind gestures “just because.”  Finally, I love her sense of humor.  We both find the same weird things hilarious.”

Teresa: “I love how he always manages to stay positive and make the best of any situation that may be less than ideal. He is always able to put things in perspective and look on the bright side of life. I love how he can always make me laugh no matter what. I can have the worst day and within minutes of getting home, he’ll have me cracking up to the point where I am crying laughing and can barely breathe. He is also very kind and is always looking out for others.”

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

The Proposal:
Teresa: “He proposed at night on a beach. We had driven about 2 hours and it was nearly midnight around the time we got there. It was also cold. Chris asked me if I wanted to go to the beach for a little bit and I said ‘Nah, it’s too cold right now, maybe tomorrow’ He paused and repeated ‘Do you want to go on the beach for just a couple minutes’ and I whined ‘But it’s coooooold’ and he said ‘Teresa…come out to the beach for just one minute’ and I begrudgingly put on my jacket and followed him there. Despite being cold, it was a very beautiful night – the sky was clear with the moon and stars visible over the crashing waves. He pulled the ring out of his pocket and I said yes…then a lifeguard told us to get off the beach. It was a pretty solid mix of comedy and romance.”

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Teresa: “Since we celebrated our engagement in Cape May, we figured it would be nice to do the engagement photos there. Also, the beach and the sea are special to us. We wanted some combination of forest and coastal scenery. We happened to luck out and had the most amazing sunset during our beach photos.”
Chris: “We wanted something outside in nature.  We had both been to that area in the past, including the day after I proposed, so it had personal significance.  The sunset set a perfect color scheme, because our wedding colors were shades of lavender!”

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Cape May Winery and Vineyard Engagement by ALN Images Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

Engagement Session Experience:
Teresa: “Working with Ali was truly wonderful. She is such a warm, genuine person which made it easy for us to relax and have fun with our engagement shoot. She was super helpful and made great suggestions. We absolutely LOVED how our engagement photos turned out (and wedding photos too!). Our friends and family loved working with her as well, so much that she will be capturing Chris’ sister’s wedding this summer!”

Vendors | Photographer: ALN Images | Venue: Cape May Winery and Vineyard | Engagement Ring: W. Kodak Jewelers | Wedding Band: Bloodmilk Jewels | Dress: Kimchi Blue

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    March 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm

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