University of Chapel Hill Engagement | Crystal & Zaac

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I asked him that awkward question. You know the one - How did you know she was "the one"? Even Brian looked at me and told me it was sort of a weird question to ask in the middle of a Krispy Kreme. But it really wasn't. Because Zaac had an answer. He knew it from months of texting, talking and making each other laugh. He knew it because she was real and honest and beautiful and laughed at all of his jokes.

He was so sure of it, he proposed twice.

The first time was anything but subtle, since it consisted of a toy ring, a corny song playing in the background, and Crystal in her pajamas. The second time, the serious proposal, the one that would change his life from that point forward, that time he surprised her again. But this time without the toy ring. And no corny song. Just the two of them, being together, being happy. He slipped the ring onto her finger when she wasn't looking and with one confused look into each other's eyes... she said yes. Or at least blinked yes. Either way, it's been a whirlwind of love and wedding planning ever since.

Crystal & Zaac - you guys are so adorable together, and being around you two just makes me happy. Seeing you guys in love puts a smile on my face and I am so excited to be a part of your wedding! Thank you for letting me share in your amazing, incredible love.

With Love,

Ariana & Brian

Gorgeous engagement ring on Crystal and Izaac at UNC Chapel Hill

Photographing these two was fun simply because Zaac cracked a joke every 3.5 seconds. 

Gorgeous couples model at UNC Chapel Hill.

Crystal, you're so gorge. And seriously know how to smeyez!

Beautiful brunette hugs her fiance at UNC Chapel Hill.
Beautiful lens flare on top of the parking deck on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC.

So fierce!! Rawr! 

Piercing blue eyes from Crystal at UNC Chapel Hill
Sweet hug on the parking deck at University of Chapel Hill.
Beautiful couple on Franklin Street at UNC Chapel Hill.
Gorgeous smile from the bride to be in Chapel Hill, NC.

And as always, I'll end with my favorite photo. You guys are adorable.  

Their matching dimples make them the PERFECT couple in Chapel Hill, NC.

Can't wait to photograph your wedding!


Ariana Watts

Silver Feather Studios, Burlington, NC, 27217, United States