Engagement Photo Sessions are a fun, beautiful and stress-free way to capture imagery of special moment shared by the two of you and to improve your comfort level in front of the camera before the Big Day. Abella Studios helps couples throughout NJ, NY & PA by offering various location options and multiple Engagement packages that typically include an 45-60 minute session with one of their professional photographers, an online gallery to easily share photos with family & friends on social media or to create beautiful wall-art to showcase in your home.
Having engagement photos taken by Abella Studios is an unforgettable experience. Your engagement session at
Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ
presents a perfect opportunity to work with and get to know one of our professional, friendly photographers as you practice loosening up in front of the camera prior to your BIG DAY.
You will be blown away by the creative approach our
photographers use to capture authentic moments between you two – spending time together, strolling down the beach or around a winding path, sharing romantic glances and kisses - all to create beautiful keepsake memories that will last forever! The best part about this type of photography: it's fun, intimate and powerful as each picture tells its own story.
Don't wait another second before getting your engagement photos taken! They make the perfect save-the-date cards or magnets, gorgeous wall-art to hang in your home or as a unique gift for someone close. You could also share them on social media with family & friends, letting them all know that your Big Day is just around the corner!
A little bit about
Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ
The centerpiece of the Monmouth University campus is Shadow Lawn. Originally, it was the site of the Shadow Lawn mansion, constructed in 1903 and housed 52 rooms. After the original Shadow Lawn was destroyed by a fire in 1927, the current building was built as a residence for Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Templeton Parson. Mr. Parson was the former head of F.W. Woolworth Company.
You've probably seen the hit musical, Annie. Well you might think that Daddy Warbucks lived in his mansion on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street but actually it was the famous Wilson Hall on Monmouth University campus he called home.
Shadow Lawn became municipal property during the Great Depression and until Monmouth acquired ownership, it was home to Highland Manor Junior College, a private girls' school. Shadow Lawn was named to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1978 and later named a National Historic Landmark on February 4, 1985.
Shadow Lawn was famously known as Daddy Warbucks' mansion in the film version of Annie, starring Aileen Quinn. Some of the scenes in this movie were filmed inside and outside of the building along with the rest of the Monmouth University campus.
Following Monmouth's acquisition of the estate, Shadow Lawn was renamed Woodrow Wilson Hall after United States President Woodrow Wilson, who stayed in the original mansion during his campaign in summer of 1916. The current mansion was renamed to Great Hall in 2020.
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ offers a unique opportunity for engagement session photos, in central New Jersey, to recently engaged couples working with a professional photographer.
Whether you loved "Annie" or are looking for the most breathtaking engagement session photos anywhere in Central New Jersey, Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ is definitely the place for you! Choose this wonderful location and take a stroll with your photographer any time of the year to capture some amazing engagement photos that will last a lifetime.
We'd love to be part of your adventure and capture these special memories for you, so please get in touch if that sounds like something you'd like for us to help with.
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It will be an investment you will not regret!
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I loved my experience working with Abella Studios on my Engagement pictures, they made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. I didn't think I was photogenic at all but they really made me feel like a super mode!"
"It was a great decision having a professional photographer take photos before our wedding! Everyone told us that being photographed on the wedding day is stressful. Having our engagement session made both of us feel much more comfortable on our wedding day and we actually really enjoyed it!"
"Abella Studios couldn't have done a better job than what they did for us. We had a wonderful experience with our photographer during our engagement photo shoot and it was well worth the investment, I can't stop looking at them!"