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NZinga and Kevin | Downtown Raleigh Engagement Photography

Oh, my heart for these two! NZinga and Kevin brought so much energy and love to their downtown Raleigh engagement session! I, honestly, could not keep my eyes off of them. So contagious, vivacious, and just all around sweet people in general.

These two live not too far from the wondrous streets of downtown, so we thought it would only be appropriate to photograph them in their natural habitat--of course when they are not traveling! Both have their eyes set on Guatemala for their wedding next April and just the imagery they were giving me when talking about it makes me so giddy. I am so happy for these two and have been over the moon about the magic we made during their engagement session! 

One of my favorite images is that of them inside the cutest little bar, Bittersweet. Seriously, that light is my jam and they were all about being in the moment. If you ever get the chance, go visit this place! 3 items the place specializes in: cocktails, desserts, and coffee. All 3 of us had a great time here at the end of our play date!

Garrett & Diana | Durham Engagement | Eno River State Park

This session...

This session, ya'll! It, literally, speaks to my soul. I say over and over again that I have the best clients in the world and I don't think I could have spoken truer words.  When I was photographing this session I kept saying "this is epic, the only word is epic," because it is pretty darn epic. Garrett and Diana have this contagious energy, full of love, laughter, and a bit of modern day romanticism. I could not resist myself, we made beautiful images that I hope they cherish for years to come. 

We could not have picked a better day for their engagement session! We set the scene at the Eno River State Park in Durham, NC set later in the day for that gorgeous golden hour light. The day was good to us. Not only did the sunlight hold up for us, the weather was more than ideal. It was the epitome of every photographers dream day. 

Needless to say, I am extremely excited to be photographing their Greensboro wedding later this year. 

Courtney & Danuel | Columbia, NC | Engagement

Happy New Year!

2015 had been such a blessing! I am so excited to see what 2016 has in store.  This year Jason and I sat down and wrote all of our goals we wish to reach.  One of the biggest ones on my list is to meet and collaborate with like minded people.  Coincidentally, the session with Courtney and Danuel  went hand in hand with my goal. I don't think I could have wished for a more in-tune couple than these two.

The whole time leading up to this day Courtney kept telling me "oh, we are weird! There is no way you could capture anything good of us!"  Well, I did. And, this session came out epic. 

As a photographer I always try to find how my couples LOVE.  As a professional it may be hard not to place everyone in the same "box."  You know, like pose this person here, smile this way, twirl her, etc. It could be a bit redundant with each session. The key is to understand each couple how THEY are.  Not everyone loves the same. Once  you have a grasp on how they love, you have the amazing power to capture them in their truest form. There is no better gratification.

Courtney and Danuel are the absolute sweetest couple. Their love digs deep. And, they are pretty goofy (which is A O.K. with me!). The way Danuel looked at Courtney about took my breath away.  It is something so sweet and special to witness a love like this.

We went to Columbia, NC for their engagement session. Fun fact, Courtney and I are from the same part of town (Northeastern NC)! It was only fair to go there for their engagement session. I've missed this place.

I am so ecstatic to photograph their wedding this July!