On the morning of their engagement session, Jon got to Princeton University a half-hour early to do a little more exploring of the campus. While wandering around the Theological Seminary, he kept hearing brief spurts of TAP TAP TAP, then a pause, then more TAP TAP TAPs. He soon realized the sounds were coming from atop a tree– a woodpecker in search of it’s early morning breakfast (See photo #1). What a cool way to start the morning!
Not long after, Brian and Sara arrived and Jon’s attention was reverted to bigger and better things. Princeton is a great place to take couples because the opportunities for photos are endless. Many buildings on campus are known for their High Victorian Gothic style of architecture. Since it was spring time, the trees and the flowers were all showing off their vibrant colors.
Here’s a super-quick listing of where we went & what cool things took place (photos ordered accordingly):
a. The woodpecker (can’t start off a photo blog without something scenery-related)
b. Speer Library- Brian spent many hours hitting the books as a student, and we also revisited the very place where he asked Sara to marry him!
c. Outdoor garden area of Speer Library- doors were locked, but we got access via the outer gates
d. Awesome gothic architecture around the general Princeton campus
e. “The Chapel” as stated on Princeton’s official maps.
Sunlight + Red stainglass windows = awesome red lighting
f. Magnolia trees had just shed their petals, making for some cool downward-looking photos
g. Very cool tunnel on campus
h. (Downtown) Small World Coffee – Brian and Sara’s official “first date” spot
i. (Downtown) Halo Pub – This great little ice cream & dessert nook is where we ended our engagement session. Ironically, I asked why Brian was covering his face and Sara replied, “He’s getting camera shy.” Moments later, it seemed to be contagious. (photos to prove it!)