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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Engagement

A Candid Cape May Beach Engagement Session

A Candid Cape May Beach Engagement Session

On a balmy late June morning in Cape May, I had the pleasure of finally meeting Leah and Jesse for their candid beach engagement session. The genuine warmth and infectious laughter they brought were a photographer’s dream. Despite it being their first professional photo session, their ease with each other was palpable, making my job behind the lens a breeze.

As the sun began to paint the sky in soft hues, we set out to capture their story. We wandered along the sandy shoreline, their natural chemistry translating effortlessly into every frame. From playful splashes in the waves to genuine moments of shared laughter, I saw their connection come alive.

The sun climbing higher in the sky marked the perfect time to pop open a bottle of champagne. Amidst the laughter, we toasted to their journey ahead. These unscripted moments are what I live for as a photographer – the candid exchanges that reflect the true essence of a couple.

Leah and Jesse’s carefree spirits illuminated the beach. Their vibrant personalities and shared jokes made every shot authentic and engaging. This shoot wasn’t about stiff poses or forced smiles; it was about capturing the raw, unfiltered connection between two spirited souls.

As the day progressed, we embraced every laugh, every stolen glance, and every intimate gesture. The waves crashing against the rocks provided the backdrop to their unguarded moments, and I knew these photographs would tell their story for years to come.

As the session drew to a close, the memories of that day remained etched in both my camera and my memory. I left the beach with a sense of excitement for their upcoming September wedding. Leah and Jesse’s love story is a reminder to savor life’s simple pleasures and approach every adventure with an open heart.

Just like the waves that continue to caress the shore, Leah and Jesse’s journey will undoubtedly be filled with ups and downs. But as they navigate life’s tides together, their genuine love and shared laughter will be their constant companions. And as their photographer, I’m honored to be part of this beautiful chapter in their story.

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Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Candid Cape May Engagement Session
Engaged couple walking on the beach in Cape May
Engaged couple spraying champagne on the beach
Champagne on the beach
Engaged couple pouring champagne on the beach
Engagement session on the beach in Cape May, New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey
Carefree engagement session on the beach in New Jersey

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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.