This couple holds a big ol’ spot in our hearts. Marissa was one of our first-ever clients, and not long after our portrait session with her, she met Jeff. Since then, we’ve had the honor of capturing some of the most memorable occasions of their lives. Among them, the moment Jeff popped the BIG question—which, we’re thrilled to say, was published on the blog How He Asked and Marissa’s beautiful baby shower

Today Marissa and Jeff are the proud parents of a gorgeous baby girl, Annabella, and are in the midst of planning their spring 2015 wedding. For their engagement session, we hung out with their fur babies—horses Andy and Sal, then hit the beach in Spring Lake (and stopped for ice cream, too!). There’s no doubt that Marissa & Jeff share an effortless, inspiring love but what we always notice when we’re around them is how much we laugh—they are so much fun!

Marissa and Jeff, thank you for trusting us to capture these memories for you. Can’t wait for your wedding!

Nikki & Chip