It didn’t take long for us to see that Ashley & Chris are a perfect match. So it’s not surprising that match.com thought so, too! Asbury Park was the perfect spot for this couple’s downtown boardwalk engagement session.
The couple met on the dating website in June 2014, but soon discovered that they’d gone to the same grammar school just a few years apart. “We’d probably crossed paths a million times,” Ashley said.
Ashley, a pediatrician, fell in love with Chris’s ridiculous sense of humor. “He always finds a way to keep me laughing, even after the long hours I work,” she said. “And Chris tells me that he loves my ability to put up with his bulls*it. He’s not one for mushy sentiments.” We love a couple who keeps it real.
Chris proposed in September 2016 in their kitchen with a home-cooked meal while Ashley was in her pajamas. “It was very us,” said Ashley. “I forced his hand by noticing champagne glasses on the counter before he was able to get to it himself!”
For their engagement session, we hit up Asbury Park, where they had their first date. We even got to photograph them in front of Brickwall—the tavern where they first had dinner together.
At the end of the session, we were headed back to our cars when we noticed the gorgeous sunset, and we couldn’t resist grabbing just one more shot. “We both agree that the last shot of the day was our favorite moment—very spontaneous!” Ashley said.
We can’t wait for their September wedding!
Nikki & Chip