Beaufort NC Engagement Session | Madison + Kenny

When you've got a firefighter and a nurse on crazy schedules that don't line up with each other (let alone your own!) you plan way ahead. So we picked out a date back in March, and when we woke up to gray skies and rain, we stayed committed! We drove the 3 hours to Beaufort, a place Madison has visited for years with her family, and now has shared memories with Kenny. And it was awesome. AWEsome. No amount of rain could dim the gorgeousness that is downtown Beaufort, plus these two are so happy and cute that I honestly loved every photo we took that day - even when they're just of Madison stuffing her face! :P

Madison & Kenny, you guys are the best, the cutest, the sweetest, and I obviously adore you both. Thanks for spending an entire day in the rain with me, for being adventurous and pretending not to be cold, and for being really weird in all the best ways. I can't wait to attend your wedding in September!

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We had an ENTIRE day of rain, but on the way home we spotted a streak of gloriously golden sunshine and swiftly turned off the highway in downtown Raleigh to find the nearest parking deck. And once we got up there..... the sun had already set and we missed it. It's okay though, because ADVENTURE!

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Penny Bend Nature Reserve Engagement | Jessica & Corey

I love when my clients pick their locations because it guarantees a personal meaning AND a new challenge for me. But Jessica & Corey really surprised me with this location. I would have never expected to find what turned out to be BASICALLY AN ENCHANTED FOREST in the middle of Durham!! We spent a couple hours in the setting sun with their sweet dog babies and laughing over how it was the most ridiculously HOT DAY in October. With an abandoned metal building and pathways galore, it was perfection. I can't wait to see these guys get married next October!

Coker Arboretum Engagement | Jensen + Mtende

Oh what a lovely spring we are having this winter! February has creeped in with a bout of warm weather, budding flowers, and that lovely engagement session season. This year kicked off wonderfully with Jensen & Mtende's engagement at Coker Arboretum. I've been getting to know these two for months. Jensen is the guy who runs the show over at Co|Operative where I work, and Mtende is the one who's won all our hearts with her sweet African accent. They met over in Africa a few years ago, and now they are engaged with a wedding that is quickly approaching! 

To get them comfortable and ready for their big day, we went over to Chapel Hill and practiced doing all those warm and fuzzy huggy-type things together. It was a perfect way to get both of them relaxed, and resulted in this way-too-cute engagement session! I can't wait for their big day!!