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lindsey + doug | engaged! | raleigh engagement photographer

I love everything about this shoot. It didn’t even feel like work, just a fun afternoon wandering around downtown Raleigh with a couple so comfortable in front of the camera and so in love. Lindsey and Doug are getting married next year at the Barn at Valhalla so when we were brainstorming about their engagement shoot they decided that since their wedding was going to have a more rustic feel they’d like to go for something a little more urban. This was super exciting for me because while I’ve shot tons of weddings in downtown Raleigh this was my first entirely downtown-Raleigh engagement shoot. If you’re a UNC alum or have lived in the Chapel Hill area for awhile I think you’ll understand what I mean when I say that even though Raleigh is relatively close it feels like a whole other foreign world. In fact, I’m a little ashamed to admit that I don’t think I actually went to Raleigh for the first time until my senior year at UNC. Needless to say a beautiful evening in downtown Raleigh is a playground for a photographer and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to shoot. Lindsey and Doug have an intense connection that pours through these images and makes me even more excited about their wedding next year. Thanks for having complete trust in me when I talk excitedly about tree shadows and ask you to run out and stand or sit in the middle of a busy road a million times. =)

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kristi + john | engaged! | carrboro engagement photographer

Meet Kristi and John! When I think about this shoot, which started with a tequila shot and ended with a swing set, I have a hard time imagining a more fitting session for these two. There is no denying that an engagement session can be a little awkward at first – most people haven’t had a camera in their face like that since high school portraits. There’s also no denying a little liquid courage goes a long way in easing nerves. When I heard the story of how they met I had a feeling a bar was a perfect place to start. John is a bartender and Kristi worked at a store close by so she came in with co-workers fairly frequently after work. John noticed her (how could you not?!) and one night while he was there, off the clock, having a beer, they came in again. He knew there was something special about her so he bought two tequila shots and mustered the courage to introduce himself and the rest is history! I never get tired of hearing these stories – if Kristi didn’t happen to work where she did and John didn’t happen to work where he does their paths might have never crossed. Love finds a way.

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Meet their sweet dog Indi! The way to her heart (and her attention) is carrots!

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