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Welcome to my blog. I’m a photographer + writer based in Montclair, New Jersey.

Asbury Park Beach, New Jersey

Asbury Park Beach, New Jersey

My husband, Jason, and I visit the shore often, especially Asbury Park Beach in New Jersey.  Even our first date (August 1, 2008) was down the shore, although at Seaside Heights.  And because of this, I have always believed our love connects and runs just as deep.  

Since I was young, I’ve had a love affair with the ocean.  Running barefoot through the waves as they gracefully kiss the shoreline.  Feeling the ocean breeze caress my skin, tasting the salt on my lips.  Waking early to watch the sun rise above, painting its warm yellow glow over a sea of blue.  Spending nights gazing into the sky as the colors dance among the clouds while night fell and the moon rose.  Nothing in my life has brought me more peace or has calmed the storm that exists within me.  The ocean has been the one place I could run to when I needed to run.  

Jason though, fell in love with the ocean because of me.  Watching the wind blow through my hair and gracing me with a sense of calm.  Admiring how the sun would hit my smile and fill me with pure happiness.  And as his love grew, he realized he loved the smell of the ocean and the vastness it represented.  Over time, Jason fell in love with the ocean just as I had.  

But what’s so wonderful about Asbury isn’t just the ocean.  It’s the music, the art, the history.  The boardwalk and surrounding buildings are covered in artists’ unique creations.  The old remains of the casino now filled with photography and the carousel, although usually closed off, still has it’s lights on.  On warm summer nights, music from The Stone Pony fills the streets and The Wonder Bar awakes with sounds of the night.  And although I do fear gentrification, I hope the changes allow the community to grow with its locals in mind.  

Because I love this place dearly for all that is and all that it can become.

Two people walking along rocks on Asbury Park Beach in New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman standing on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Asbury Park Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Man and two kids on boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman walking along beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman on beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Impeach Trump sticker in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Paintings along Asbury Park Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman on beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Man on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Sand in woman’s eye in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Man standing on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman standing on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Man on beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Man standing on rocks at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Man’s face in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
People on boardwalk at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
People walking dogs on beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman standing on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman sitting on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
people on beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
surfer in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman standing on rocks in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
rainbow crosswalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
old abandoned building in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Old building in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Art in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
Woman on beach at sunset in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Kayleigh Ann Archbold.
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