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Sussex County Sunflower Maze Engagement Session | NJ Wedding Photographer | Kim and Danny

Rain at an engagement session can be one of the most epic things ever when the couple decides to embrace it and MAN did Kim and Danny do just that!! We’ve been planning their Sussex County Sunflower Maze engagement session for over a year and I am so glad we finally got to meet up at the Sussex County Sunflower Maze to make some magic for these two!! Even if it was only a week before their wedding!!  What started out as a bright and sunny session quickly turned into a MONSOON, in a muddy field. Since we were already caught in the rain and we were far from our call, before sprinting back I asked Kim and Danny if they’d just make out in the rain and embrace it for me haha!! And they KILLLLLEDDDD it. I am so in love with the pictures we got as a result!

 

But before I gush any more over this session, let me tell you their story.

 

Even though Kim and Danny went to the same high school together, they did not officially meet until one summer when Kim was working at her parents’ deli in Hillsborough, NJ. While she was working, Danny came in to eat with some of his coworkers and noticed Kim behind the counter. According to Danny (and Kim ;), this is the first time they met!

 

Later on, in the summer of 2012, their friend groups happened to meet up at a Tim McGraw/Kenny Chesney concert. After hanging out that night, they have been best friends ever since! Although the timing for their romantic relationship didn’t work out quite right at the start of their friendship, Kim said that they always knew there was something more between them. So sweet!

 

Danny proposed at a very meaningful and sweet place, Kim’s parents Deli, where he first “saw” her from across the room and thought to himself that they would one day be together 🙂

 

When they are not working as a firefighter/paramedic (Danny) and a 3rd-grade teacher (Kim), they both love to spend time with one another relaxing and enjoying a nice dinner with wine. Whether they are just lounging around, hiking, or going to concerts with friends, it is clear that these two are best friends, in love.

 

Like many of my amazing couples, Kim and Danny both love to travel together! And when they are not traveling, it’s important to them to be around their family and friends. These two are simply beautiful, inside and out. I had so much fun getting to know them at their engagement session – making me even more excited for the wedding that upcoming weekend (WHICH WAS A FREAKIN BLAST)!!

 

No matter what they are doing, it’s just about having fun and being together! I love meeting couples like Kim and Danny because everything feels so natural and easy between them. Because they were friends first, they know and love each other for every small detail of who they are as a person – no matter what. I know that you two are going to continue having endless days, weeks, and years of fun adventures together. It has been an honor to be your photographer.

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