Jordan Simone is a coastal wedding & portrait photographer providing natural and timeless imagery for life’s most beautiful moments. Based in Cape May, NJ & destination.

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Unique Engagement Session Ideas

Making your engagement session feel more like a date helps to bring your personality out in your photos! Here are some unique and fun engagement session ideas!

01. Rent a cool vintage car and get all glammed up for a golden hour shoot. Park the car in the middle of a quiet road with surrounding trees or fields.

02. What’s your ideal Sunday at home look like with your partner? Maybe it’s relaxing on the couch with hot coffee, feet up, and listening to a record. Or maybe it’s cooking a meal together in the kitchen with a fancy bottle of wine.

03. Have a picnic on the beach and watch the sun go down – complete with a blanket, your favorite beverages, a charcuterie board (or a whole pizza pie… whatever your preference!), and some cute pillows. You can even bring your fur baby along! As soon as the sun goes down, change into your bathing suit to splash around in the ocean during blue-hour for some creative photos.

04. Have a favorite date night spot? Get all dressed up in your fanciest attire for a classy and moody vibe. Change into your beloved jeans and tee for a cone at a local ice cream shop. Head for a sunset stroll arm in arm with your partner while enjoying dessert.

05. Did you and your partner meet somewhere specific that would be a good photo spot? Capture your love story where it first began and soak up all of the emotions of what it was like to meet the one you’ll be spending the rest of your years with.

06. Know of a fun place to watch the stars? Head to a picturesque location away from bright lights for some sunset photos, grab some creative flash photos at dusk, and then hang out on a blanket with your partner to watch for shooting stars.

07. Date night on the boardwalk. Grab some pizza before taking a ride on the ferris wheel. End the night with some fun boardwalk games and ice cream.

08. On a boat. If the water is your thing, renting a boat or sailboat for sunrise or sunset photos is a beautiful way to capture engagement photos. You could even bring some champagne or your favorite bottle of wine to cheers!

09. Bowling. Rent a lane and play a couple of games while your photographer captures you and your partner on an effortless date night.

10. National Park. If you feel at home in nature and frequently spend your time outdoors, having your engagement session in a national park might help encompass your personality! You could start off hiking and having lunch at a scenic spot. Then, you could change into dressier outfits and capture beautiful romantic photos with a gorgeous backdrop.

11. Travel to the closest city. Take photos around the city streets, against buildings with different backgrounds and textures, in local parks, at an outdoor café… the possibilities are endless!

12. Surfing. Grab your boards and bathing suits and head to the beach for dawn patrol. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee at a local café afterward.

13. Museum. Spend an afternoon wandering around, holding hands, and admiring the artwork.

Do any of these sound like you? Click here to inquire about your engagement session!

Couple gets ice cream at beach engagement session
Couple snuggles with dog at engagement session
Couple on sunset boat ride for engagement session

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behind the lens

MEET Jordan


Photography has stuck with me ever since I first looked through a plastic Fisher Price viewfinder as a child. Like a “wise” young adult, I talked myself out of studying it in college. But like a true artist, I made my way back to it soon enough.  

Despite working in Exercise Science and Occupational Therapy, my camera came with me everywhere I went—family gatherings, friends’ parties, vacations, or just a walk on the beach. It wasn’t long before I officially photographed my first family; falling in love with their stories and the affection between them. Wedding photography quickly became my primary focus. Through the years and working with over 400 clients, I’ve refined my artistic eye, honed my process, and remained just as passionate about people and the connections that form between us. 

Whatever you’re planning or celebrating, I’d be honored to artfully and intentionally capture meaningful moments you’ll treasure forever.