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New Jersey Grounds for Sculpture Engagement – Sarah & John

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We planned on meeting Sarah & John at the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton NJ on a Monday afternoon. On our way there we got a call from Sarah saying that the Grounds are actually closed on Monday’s, but we decided to meet there anyways. We parked in Rat’s restaurant parking lot and decided that the area around the restaurant was gorgeous so we’d start our session there. As we were walking around a guy drove past and congratulated Sarah & John on their engagement. He then shared that he had been married there the night before and asked if we wanted to use the back entrance of the restaurant to access some of the beautiful scenery around the deck and even the Grounds for Sculpture! Of course we said yes and off we went! We had a lot of fun wandering around with no one else in sight….well until a Grounds for Sculpture worker drove up and told us we would need to leave….whoops! Well, it was fun while it lasted and we’re so grateful to the kind stranger who let us have a few minutes capturing Sarah & John in the place they wanted their engagement pictures to be :)

How cool are the trees?

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A beautiful couple.

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Love Sarah’s elegant ring.

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S + J

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Spring, we love you!!

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A kiss.

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Stunning Sarah, stunning!

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Making his girl smile.

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;)

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How great are the lanterns lining the path?

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Tippy toes.

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Taking a break.

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This is the view from the deck at Rat’s.

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They’re pretty great together.

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This picture was taken right before we were asked to leave…..totally worth it!

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Love it.

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Sarah working it :)

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Apparently the restaurant is very good, we’ll have to go back and check it out one day soon.

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The secret gate.

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As we were heading back out to the parking lot, the orange walls caught our attention.

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Laughter is the best!

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Yep, it is!

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Sarah has spent a lot of time planning for their upcoming wedding, so John took care of planning the honeymoon. They arrived at their session with a gift bag that held the location of the honeymoon inside! Sarah opened the bag to find a tropical candle telling her they are heading to Maui :) She’s pretty thrilled with the plan!!

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After an outfit change we continued.

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Did I mention we love spring!?

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Smooch.

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There’s that stunning smile again :)

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Sarah also brought along some old fashioned Coke bottles to play with during their session.

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And heart straws <3.

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Tasty.

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We got a couple more shots of these two before the storm hit.

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Love.

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Sarah & John we had a great time getting to know you guys and are really looking forward to your wedding!