No better way to start the day than... engaged! With the help of his little sister Jordan, James organized the most beautiful beach sunrise proposal to his sweet girlfriend, Samantha.
It was a very early day - I woke up at 5:30 a.m. eek - to get down to Sea Girt beach in time for the 7 a.m. event. But boy was it b-e-a-utiful for a November morning! Like, seriously. I couldn't believe it. Pink skies, temperature above 50 degrees... talk about feeling grateful! Originally, we were going to do the shoot in the afternoon, but as soon as James had the ring in his pocket, he was ready to go (hey, I don't blame him). Luckily, an early morning beach stroll wasn't hard to convince Samantha to do since her adorable dog, Rudy, gets up early everyday to walk. Rudy kept wanting James to throw the ball for him our whole shoot! It was so funny, and of course he was included in many photos.
I'm so obsessed with the golden, pink skies of these photos, and just how cute these two look together. Congratulations James & Samantha!